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Early Intervention Services


This federal/state program gives children birth to 36 months who meet state-established eligibility criteria an entitlement to early intervention and family support services. Over 600 families receive this service on any given day in Montana and, as children and families move in and out of this service, 1297 Montana infants, toddlers, and their families received this service over the last fiscal year.


Part C Family Education and Support is a program of early intervention services for children with disabilities ages 0-36 months. Families with children who meet the eligibility criteria established by the state are entitled to a range of services defined under federal law. Services are delivered as part of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) developed in cooperation with the family. Services available include: Family Support Coordination; Assistive Technology; Audiology; Family Education, Counseling and Home Visits; Nursing; Health Related; Medical; Nutrition; Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy; Psychological; Vision; Social Work; Special Instruction; and Transportation.


To learn more about Early Intervention Services or to apply for these services, please contact one of the service provider agencies listed below. You may also obtain additional information about these services by contacting the developmental disabilities program office nearest you. Once eligibility for services has been established a Family Support Specialist from the Early Intervention agency will assist you in the process of entering services.


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