Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for families with children birth up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.
- Parents and professionals work together as a team
- Services are convenient for families
- Children learn new skills through everyday activities
- Services are coordinated with others in the community
- Families of all income levels receive ECI services
- Professional Services
- Early Intervention Specialists
- Speech and Language Pathologists
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Registered Dietitians
- Professional Counselors
- Hearing and Vision Specialists
- Social Workers
Age: Birth - 3.
Call to schedule a screening to determine eligibility.
Must meet one of the following three criteria:
- Medically Diagnosed Condition
- Auditory or Visual Impairment
- Developmental Delay.
The evaluations used to determine eligibility include the Battelle Developmental Inventory 3 (BDI-3) and Developmental Assessment of Young Children 2 (DAYC-2). The BDI-2 is used for Spanish-speaking families at this time.
If your child qualifies for services, the team identifies your family's daily routines and your child's strengths and needs. Based on the results of the evaluation and assessment, your team develops a plan for services, also known as the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), evaluations, assessments and IFSPs are provided at no cost to parents.
Counties served: Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Gillespie, Mason and Menard.
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Families that qualify for Medicaid have no cost for service.
All other families have a cost share determined using a sliding fee scale based on family size and net income after allowable deductions.