Glossary Term - Early Intervention

Early Intervention

Early intervention is a set of special services for eligible infants and toddlers (birth-2 years) and their families. It focuses on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life. The services are made available through a federal law known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA provides states and territories with specific requirements for providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers with special needs.