Taking The First Step
Connect with First Connections
Helping families support their child's early learning and skill development
First Connections contracts with licensed/certified agencies throughout the state to provide intervention supports and services necessary to meet the child’s participation goals on the child’s and family’s plan.
Early intervention supports and services are funded through the family’s health insurance and/or Medicaid. Services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to the family.
Families & Intervention
Families are a child’s first teacher. Learn more about the integral role families play in a child's development.
How To Refer
Learn more about the steps to take when referring a child to First Connections. We're here to help!
When To Refer
Explore some of the reasons to consider referring a child and understand the criteria for a referral.
Learn more about the immense benefits of referring a qualified child and how it enriches their lives for the better.
Learn more about what to expect after the referral process with First Connections.
About Early Intervention
A multidisciplinary team of early intervention professionals partners with the family to determine areas of concern and the supports needed to reach functional child outcomes on the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The IFSP addresses the documented area(s) of delay, functional status and needs as well as strengths, and outlines appropriate EI services and frequency, duration, intensity, and location for provision.
These Services are:
Voluntary on the part of the family
Individualized to meet the needs of the child and the goals and priorities of the family
Provided by qualified professionals who meet state licensing requirements