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Early intervention is crucial for children who may be experiencing developmental delays or disabilities. As a parent, it can be overwhelming to navigate the world of early intervention and find the resources you need to support your child. That's why we've compiled a list of resources that can help you better understand early intervention and connect you with the professionals and services that can support your child's development. From screening tools to local service providers, these resources can help you take the first steps toward getting your child the help they need to thrive.

Here is a comprehensive list of resources for parents about early intervention services in Illinois:

  1. Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse: The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse provides information and resources to families and professionals about early intervention services in Illinois. They offer a variety of publications, videos, and online resources. You can access their website here: https://www.eiclearinghouse.org/
     

  2. Illinois Department of Human Services: The Illinois Department of Human Services provides a variety of services to families and individuals with disabilities, including early intervention services. You can access their website here: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29748
     

  3. Early Intervention Services in Illinois: This website provides information about early intervention services in Illinois, including eligibility criteria, the referral process, and available services. You can access their website here: https://www.eisillinois.org/
     

  4. Parent Training and Information Centers: Parent Training and Information Centers provide information and training to parents of children with disabilities, including information about early intervention services. You can find a list of Parent Training and Information Centers in Illinois here: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center/
     

  5. Illinois Head Start Association: The Illinois Head Start Association provides resources and support to families with young children, including those with disabilities. You can access their website here: https://ilheadstart.org/
     

  6. Illinois Early Learning Project: The Illinois Early Learning Project provides information and resources to families and professionals about early childhood development, including early intervention services. You can access their website here: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/
     

  7. Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center: The Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center provides information and training to families of children with disabilities, including information about early intervention services. You can access their website here: https://www.fmptic.org/
     

  8. The Autism Program of Illinois: The Autism Program of Illinois provides information and resources to families and professionals about autism spectrum disorders, including information about early intervention services. You can access their website here: https://www.theautismprogram.org/
     

  9. The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies: The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies provides information and resources to families and professionals about child care, including information about early intervention services. You can access their website here: https://www.inccrra.org/
     

  10. National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center: The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center provides information and resources to families and professionals about early childhood development, including early intervention services. You can access their website here: https://ectacenter.org/

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