**All early intervention services are provided by the CAIU.**

CAIU - What is Preschool Early Intervention?
In Pennsylvania, Early Intervention programs consist of services and supports designed to help families with children who have developmental delays or disabilities, starting at age three until entry into kindergarten. Early Intervention special education and related services are provided at no cost to families when a child meets the eligibility requirements. Early Intervention is individualized to enhance the child’s learning and growth in the setting where they would be if they did not have a disability.

CAIU - How to refer my child
If your child is having difficulty talking, walking, moving, hearing, seeing, or learning, you may refer your child for a developmental screening or evaluation to determine if preschool early intervention services are needed.

CAIU - Does my child qualify?
A child is eligible for Early Intervention services if they have a 25% delay in one or more areas of development (cognition, communication, physical, adaptive and social-emotional skills) or any of the following physical or mental disabilities: autism/pervasive developmental disorder; serious emotional disturbance; neurological impairment; deafness/hearing loss; specific learning disability; intellectual disability; multiple disabilities; other health impairment; physical disability; speech impairment or blindness/visual impairment; AND are in need of special education and related services.

CAIU - What are Early Intervention Services?
If a child's screening and/or evaluation has determined the child to be eligible for special education services, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed. Parents and professionals from the Early Intervention Program participate in the process.

You and your child’s IEP Team will plan for needed services. Examples of these services are inclusion support in a community preschool or daycare settings, early childhood special education classes, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, deaf and hard of hearing support, and blind and visually impaired support.

What is Early Intervention? 
Early Intervention consists of services and supports designed to help families with children who have developmental delays or disabilities. While all children grow and change at their own rate, some children can experience delays in their development. Sometimes this can be cause for concern. Early Intervention provides supports and services to young children and their families or caregivers to help the child grow and develop.

Transition from Early Intervention to School-Age Programming
Significant changes occur for all of us at different times in our lives. When children in preschool early intervention reach the age of 5 or 6, they will move on to a school-age program. Examples of school-age programs are public schools, charter schools, and home education programs. During this transition to a school-age program, it is important for families to have as much information as possible about the
process. The Bureau of Special Education (BSE) and the Bureau of Early Intervention Services (BEIS) have developed this guide to help families learn more about transition from preschool early intervention to a school-age program.

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