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Early Intervention

Child and Family Connections #8 and #12

Early Intervention is a collection of services for families of infants and toddlers who have delays in development or are at-risk for significant developmental delays.  Child and Family Connections (CFC) is the local system point of entry for all children birth to three. There are 25 Child and Family Connections offices covering the state of Illinois, each location covers a specific geographic area.

Our staff focus their efforts on supporting the needs of families enrolled in the Early Intervention system. We practice philosophies to facilitate our continued success that include a sense of individualized care and a proactive nature and collaborative partnerships within the community. Our team focuses on delivering care based on the individual needs of the infants, toddlers and families we serve.

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Referrals

  • Opens the door to the Early Intervention System in Illinois
  • Can be made to Child and Family Connections by any person concerned
    about the development of a child who is under the age of three
  • Can be made by telephone, fax, mail and in person

Upon referral, a service coordinator is assigned to the family to begin the process of eligibility determination.

 
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Resources/Services Available

An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed for each eligible child and may include the following developmental services:

  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Developmental Therapy
  • Health Services
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Audiology
  • Vision Services
  • Assistive Technology Devices
  • Transportation
  • Medical Diagnostics
  • Family Training and Support
  • Service Coordination
 
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Transition

Moving from program to program or within a program is called transition. In Early Intervention, transition could be moving:

  • From hospital to home
  • From Early Intervention to an early childhood program for three to five-year old children

Planning a smooth transition is very important for your child and your family. You are your child's best advocate!

 
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Responsibilities of Child and Family Connections

Learn more about the responsibilities of Child and Family Connections.
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Who's Who at Child and Family Connections?

Learn more about the roles of a service coordinator, parent liaison and Local Interagency Council (LIC).

   

Other Resources

Learn more about other helpful resources.

Developmental Milestones

Children grow and learn at different rates. Read about the Ages and Stages from prenatal through adulthood.

Developmental Milestones

Child and Family Connections #8

Marlene Stroube, Program Manager
9455 South Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
773,233.1799 Phone
773.239.6229 Fax
mstroube@eastersealschicago.org

Child and Family Connections #12

Peter Byrne, Program Manager
17300 Ozark Avenue, North Building
Tinley Park, IL 60477
708.429.8231 Phone
708.429.8246 Fax
pbyrne@eastersealschicago.org
Located:8 blocks WEST of Harlem Ave. 1 block SOUTH of 171st St.
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 The Illinois Early Intervention Program is administered by Easterseals and is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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