Early Intervention Technical Assistance Portal

Connect and Get Involved

Welcome! The information on this page is geared to help families connect with other families and get more involved in shaping Early Intervention services at the local and statewide levels. Also included are some key resources that may be of interest to you as you support your child’s learning and development and begin to navigate and understand the Early Intervention and Early Childhood programs in Pennsylvania. Lastly, links to some of the important forms that are used in Early Intervention are included on these pages.

Come back to the page often, as we plan on highlighting family stories and resources on a regular basis.

Early Intervention Services and Supports: Facts for Families

Early Intervention Services and Supports: Facts for Families will answer your questions about what to expect from Early Intervention, who provides services, what services will look like, and how services support families and children’s learning in daily activities in home, childcare, preschool and the community. 

Early Intervention Supports and Services – Facts for Families is a fact sheet that provides an overview of Early Intervention support and services (birth to age five). Also available in Spanish. 

Principles of Early Intervention was developed for Early Intervention professionals to highlight the principles for providing Early Intervention supports and services (birth to age five) in Pennsylvania. Also available in Spanish.

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Families and Educators Building Relationships

How to build relationships with the professionals in your life. Handout for Relationship-Focused Family Engagement for Families of Children with Disabilities.

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Family Engagement for Grandparents

How to build relationships between grandparents and professionals. Handout for Relationship-Focused Family Engagement for Grandparents.

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Engagement for Families of Children with Disabilities

How families and professionals can build relationships through everyday, simple interactions. Handout for Families and Educators Building Relationships. 

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Engagement for Families​

How to build strong, lasting relationships with the professionals in your life. Handout for Relationship-Focused Family Engagement for Families.

Important Forms

Infant/Toddler Evaluation Report Annotated

This annotated form provides guidance to parents and Early Intervention staff completing the Infant Toddler Early Intervention Evaluation Report.

Preschool Early Intervention Evaluation Report

The Evaluation Report documents information on a preschool child and their family, including strengths and needs, provides eligibility determinations, and provides recommendations for supports that can assist the young child to develop, learn and grow.

Infant/Toddler Evaluation Report

The Evaluation Report documents information on an infant/toddler and their family, including strengths and needs, provides eligibility determinations, and provides recommendations for supports that can assist the young child to develop, learn and grow.

Preschool Early Intervention Evaluation Report Annotated

This annotated form provides guidance to parents and Early Intervention staff completing the Preschool Early Intervention Evaluation Report

Individualized Family Service Plan/Individualized Education Program

A form used by families and Infant Toddler or Preschool Early Intervention programs that identify services and supports for children and families involved in Early Intervention.

Individualized Family Service Plan Annotated

This annotated form provides guidance to parents and Early Intervention staff completing an Individualized Family Service Plan.

Individualized Education Program Annotated

This annotated form provides guidance to parents and Early Intervention staff completing an Individualized Education Program.

Resources

Navigating your EI Experience​

A Family’s Introduction to Early Intervention Services in Pennsylvania is a booklet explaining EI services in PA.

This infographic has information that will assist families with applying for Medical Assistance. 

The Charting the LifeCourse Framework was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and all ages develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. This universally-designed framework may be used by any person or family making a life plan, regardless of life circumstances.

The Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports (BEISFS) Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) supports families in meeting the developmental needs of their children. To enhance families’ knowledge and skills, BEISFS has a range of resources for families in Early Intervention.

This publication is intended to help parents of children receiving Early Intervention understand their procedural safeguards, parent rights and how to problem solve when they have concerns about their child’s early intervention program.

The transition resources were compiled to help inform families and professionals on the transition process. A family video on transition to school, a resource library,  links to publications, and other relevant information are available.

Community, Parent, Training and Resource Centers

The PEAL Center helps families and individuals with disabilities and special health care needs using a variety of strategies across PEAL Projects.  PEAL offers services in six key areas: outreach, individual assistance, resources, trainings, leadership development and partnerships.

HUNE provides free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance and individual assistance to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children. This assistance helps parents to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) is a statewide, non-profit corporation designated as the federally-mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities.  This website contains links to publications that cover a wide range of topics of interest related to civil rights of people with disabilities.

Serving as a Community Resource Center, Mission Empower provides advocacy, education, and the promotion of inclusion, assisting families and their children with disabilities to enable their children to use their gifts and talents to reach their potential and become productive members of our community.

Early Childhood Education in Pennsylvania 

The Early Learning GPS is an interactive online tool where families answer up to 10 questions for great tips and reliable resources on helping their child learn and grow.

Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children is a campaign to help families make good choices about their child’s early learning and choose quality early learning programs that are right for their family. Get information on understanding healthy development, supporting your child’s learning, child care, health care and parenting challenges.

Statewide Government Websites
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