Early Intervention for Developmental DelaysAre you wondering if your children are developing appropriately for their age? The State of Colorado has an incredible Early Intervention Program provided to parents - at no cost to the family!!
To determine if your children qualify for Early Intervention, they need to be "assessed" by ChildFind (see below for listing of ChildFind contacts by County). It's from this assessment, they'll determine whether your child need Speech, Occupational, Behavioral, and/or other types of therapy.
The waiting list for appointments varies based on the number of people requesting them. It's best to get on this quickly!!
Getting Started - Birth to 3 Years Old
Local agencies, known as Community Centered Boards (CCBs), throughout Colorado are responsible for providing early intervention services in their local service area. Individuals such as a doctor, family member, neighbor, or child care worker may contact the CCB on a family's behalf. A family may also contact a CCB on their own.
To schedule an assessment, contact your local Community Center Board.
Get Started - Ages 3 - 5
ALSO, check with your County Community Center Board (again, listed above) to see if they have any initiatives for children 3+. The amount of resources available may surprise you!!