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.

Take the Family Survey    

Para ver la encuesta en español, haga clic derecho dentro de la encuesta, haga clic en "Traducir al inglés". Haga clic en los 3 puntos en la parte superior derecha de la ventana emergente, haga clic en "Elegir otro idioma". Elija su idioma del menú desplegable.

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.

Our Services

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
  • 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:

  • Home/Daycare
  • 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.

Referral Process

To make a referral for Early Intervention Services, contact us:

Click EI Referral Form for a fillable form - Once complete, you can save the form and e-mail it to eireferral@iu5.org

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

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