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Eligibility Guidelines

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

b) Cognitive

c) Communication

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.

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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: 

  • Adaptive

  • Communicative

  • Social and Emotional

  • Cognitive

  • Physical

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