Early Intervention Diagnostic Center Programs
The following programs are supported by the Early Intervention Diagnostic Center (EIDC):
Early On of Michigan
Early On is a component of IDEA-Part C that requires a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated interagency system of early intervention services for families with infants and toddlers, birth to age three, who have developmental delays and/or physical disabilities. This component is responsible for the diagnostic evaluation and development of Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP’s) that will assist families in obtaining needed services and resources provided by Public Health, Community Mental Health, Education, Social Services, and Medical Agencies. Early On requires that a Service Coordinator be identified to help families coordinate the services outlined in their family plan. If a child is determined eligible for early intervention special education services, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP’) will be developed. With parental consent, infants and toddlers determined ineligible for special education early intervention services are referred to partner agencies for Part C services/service coordination.
Early Intervention Program
The Early Intervention Program provides educational services as required by IDEA-Part B to infants and toddlers (birth to age three) in the home, day care and/or early intervention classroom setting who have been identified as having physical and/or mental impairments. When recommended by the IFSP team, the following services are provided by early intervention staff: special education teacher, occupation therapy, physical therapy, speech/language therapy, psychological evaluation, school nurse, student transportation, individual family service plans, and service coordination with outside agencies. Special education early intervention services are provided to eligible infants and toddlers residing in the Metro Detroit area, including Highland Park, Harper Woods, Hamtramck, and Grosse Pointe.