The program encourages parents to talk with their child's doctor at every visit about the milestones their child has reached, and what to expect next. They can also ask the doctor to conduct a five-minute screening that will help assess whether the child should receive any type of early intervention.
Who Can Receive Services
Children who are residents of Lake County, under the age of 3, and have met criteria for eligibility, the most common being a 30% delay in development or documentation of an automatically eligible medical diagnosis that may cause developmental delays.
Services are being provided through:
Anyone can make a referral. Please call (847) 377-8931 for English or (847) 377-8932 for Spanish. Click the infographic to learn more.
Important Information from the Early Intervention Clearinghouse.
CFC links families to EI services and teaches families how to play with their children in order to help them learn and increase essential skills in the following areas of development:
Some CFC services available through the Health Department are provided to families at no cost, regardless of income, including:
The family-centered EI services are coordinated, culturally sensitive, comprehensive and effective in assisting families to help their children reach their fullest potential. CFC staff ensures that families are aware of their EI rights and choices for services.