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Early intervention (EI) services are implemented to support families of eligible infants and toddlers, ages birth to 36 months, who have developmental differences including delays, disabilities, or atypical development. Services are individualized to each child’s and family’s unique routines, activities, and interests and are provided in natural settings such as the family’s home or other community locations (e.g., childcare, Adults helping child walkplaygroup, local park). Which service a child and family receive is determined by the team who partners with the family to develop the child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). EI services are based on the family’s priorities and desired outcomes related to the child’s development. For more information about eligibility, assessment, the IFSP, and supports and services in Virginia’s early intervention system, visit the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia (external website). For practitioners, information about procedures and practices can be found in the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia Practice Manual (external website).

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