For initial eligibility determination, infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families participate in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary child and family evaluation and assessment process.
Infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) are eligible for early intervention under Part C who:
(1) Are experiencing a developmental delay or disability include those who have been evaluated by a multidisciplinary team as having a significant delay in one or more of the following areas of development:
a) Physical, Including Gross and Fine Motor, Hearing and Vision
d) Social or Emotional
e) Adaptive Skills
“Significant delay” is defined as a delay of 25% of the child’s chronological age (or greater) in one or more area of development (a-e above).
(2) Have a Diagnosed Physical or Mental Condition 34 CFR §303.21. Infants and toddlers are determined eligible for early intervention under Part C if they have a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
Who is eligible for First Connections?
Infants/toddlers (0-3) with a diagnosed physical or mental condition with high probability of developmental delay. Infants/toddlers whose multidisciplinary evaluations identify a significant delay (25% or more of chronological age) in one or more areas of development:
Social and Emotional