MEDICAID RENEWAL INFORMATION - IMPORTANT
DHS has developed a communication toolkit to assist with the outreach to PA residents to ensure continuous medical coverage through Medicaid and CHIP. Please click on the click below for more information.
The 2023 Parent Survey is an important communication tool that helps our Early Intervention Program improve services. We are asking you to complete this 5 - 10 minute survey by clicking on the link below. You may also print and mail a copy in.
We appreciate your participation and completion of this survey.
EI Family Survey QR Code - Spanish
Welcome to Early Intervention
Our Early Intervention programs are a year-round, comprehensive and collaborative system that optimizes children's development, supports the family's responsibility and enhances their capacity to care for their child.
A variety of need-based services for eligible young children are provided in the least restrictive environment, which may include the home, preschool, Head Start, a specialized class or a combination of these.
Early Intervention Services range from direct to consultative in nature. Related services to children include support in the areas of speech, hearing, vision and behavior, along with assistance with psychological evaluations and assistive technology. Services are provided when the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team determines the child has a specific need for our respective services. These services are available to children ages 3 to beginners who meet the eligibility criteria of a 25% delay in one or more of the five developmental areas.Additionally, other services are offered by the Early Intervention Program. Our staff also works closely with school districts and parents to facilitate the transition-to-school process for eligible children. Early Intervention services are found throughout Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. We provide both individual and group screenings, which are regularly scheduled and completed upon request as part of the comprehensive child find effort. Working with our communities, we also provide resources, training and outreach programs for schools, preschools, colleges and various agencies.
If you are concerned about a child who is not yet three, go to children under three for more information.