IU5 Early Intervention Services 

The IU5 Early Childhood Intervention Program evaluates and provides services for children with special needs beginning at age 3 until they are eligible to enter kindergarten. Any parent concerned about his/her child's development may refer his/her child to the Early Childhood Intervention Program. For more information regarding the Early Intervention Program, call Toll Free 1-800-677-5610  ext. 8461 or (814) 734-8461.

Service Area

The IU5 Early Childhood Intervention Program identifies and provides services to children ages three to five years old, with special needs, for the following districts:

  • Crawford County
  • Erie County – with the exception of the School District of the City of Erie call 874-6155
  • Warren County

Referral Process

Once a referral is made, an Early Intervention Service Coordinator will call to schedule a time to meet to begin gathering additional information.

Individualized Education Program

If a child qualifies for Early Intervention Services, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be developed by the child's IEP team, which includes a parent/guardian.

Service Delivery

Services are required to be provided in a child's Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).  These settings may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Home/Daycare
  2. Preschool/Pre-K Counts
  3. Head Start
  4. Special Ed Setting
  5. Approved Private Schools

Transition to School Age

When age eligible to attend Kindergarten, all children on an IEP are entitled to a transition meeting held in conjunction with school district personnel.