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How Early On Works
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How Early On Works

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Most parents wonder at times if their child is growing and developing like other children. If you question how your child is developing, "Don't worry. But don't wait." Early On Michigan assists …

Most parents wonder at times if their child is growing and developing like other children. If you question how your child is developing, "Don't worry. But don't wait." Early On Michigan assists families with infants and toddlers, from birth until 36 months of age, who have a delay in their development or a diagnosed disability.

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  • 1. “Don’t Worry. But Don’t Wait.” How Early On Works www.1800EarlyOn.org Facebook.com/earlyonmichigan Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter Twitter.com/ChildFindMich
  • 2. What is Early On • A statewide system of early intervention services mandated by federal legislation (Part C of IDEA); • Designed to help families find the social, health and educational services that will promote the development of their infants and toddlers with special needs; • Based on partnerships between families and service providers and on collaboration among community agencies, organizations and private practitioners; • Emphasizes early identification and early services.
  • 3. Early On Services Are: • Strength(s) based • Family Centered • Based on parent/professional partnerships • Based on interagency collaboration
  • 4. Eligibility 1. Any infant or toddler with an established condition; OR 2. A 20% developmental delay in one or more area. What Are Established Conditions? Children with established conditions are those from birth through age two who have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay. QUICK NOTE: Eligibility is not determined by income
  • 5. Categories of Established Conditions • Congenital Anomalies • Chromosomal Anomalies • Infectious Conditions • Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders • Other Disorders/Diseases • Hearing Deficiency • Other Fetal/Placental Anomalies • Exposures Affecting Fetus • Chronic Illness • Developmental Disorders • Mental Health Conditions QUICK NOTE: If your child has a diagnosed established condition, no evaluation is required to determine eligibility.
  • 6. Areas of Development  Physical (including hearing and vision)  Gross and Fine Motor Development  Communication Development  Cognitive Development  Social/Emotional Development  Adaptive (self-help) QUICK NOTE: These are the areas in which a developmental delay may occur. A 20% developmental delay in 1 or more areas will qualify a child for Early On services.
  • 7. Timeline 1. A referral is placed on behalf of a child with whom there is a concern. 2. Families Receive Written Notice within 10 Calendar Days. This notification includes three pieces of information: Information about Early On, a form to gather permission to evaluate your child, and information about your families rights. 1. Your service coordinator will contact your family to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. The evaluation will determine if your child is eligible. 2. If your child is determined eligible, a child’s IFSP must completed in 45 days from the referral date.
  • 8. Evaluation Your service coordinator will be in charge of setting up the appointment for the evaluation. The evaluation can be provided anywhere your family or child spends time (e.g. your home or a child care setting). The evaluation will look at how your child grows and learns. They will look at how your child is: •Thinking •Talking •Moving •Hearing •Seeing •Responding to others •Taking care of basic needs (feeding or calming down) The Early On team will also gather information about your child’s past and current health. It may include information from your child’s doctor or caregiver.
  • 9. The Individualized Family Service Plan The IFSP meeting will include: •Results of the evaluation •Concerns of the parents •Outcomes desired by the parents for their child •Outcomes in natural environments and daily routines •Supports needed by the family •Early intervention services identified to support the outcomes •Every six months or sooner, a review of the IFSP outcomes must be evaluated. •At least every 12 months a new IFSP is developed.
  • 10. Leaving Early On Children transition out of Early On at different times and reasons. Many children stay eligible until they turn three. At this age, Early On ends for every child. No matter what the reason, your Early On team will put together a transition plan. This plan will include the next steps your family will take to continue to support your child’s development. QUICK NOTE: This planning must start at least 90 days and no more than six months before your child’s third birthday.
  • 11. Have Questions? Call: 1-800-EARLY ON (327-5966) OR Email Us at: eoreferral@edzone.net Facebook.com/earlyonmichigan Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter Twitter.com/ChildFindMich

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