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.
Survey responses will be used statewide and locally to improve Early Intervention services. All responses are confidential and will be grouped with others from the state and local area.
Las respuestas de la encuesta se utilizarán a nivel estatal y localpara informar a los Servicios y Apoyo de Intervención Temprana. Todas las respuestas se agruparán con otras del estado y árealocal, y todas las respuestas serán confidenciales.
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
- For Erie's Public Schools, call: (814) 874-6155
- Warren County
Services are required to be provided in a child's Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). These settings may include, but are not limited to:
- Preschool/Pre-K Counts
- Head Start
- Specialized Setting
- Approved Private Schools
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
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.
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.