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Who can qualify for services?

Children may become eligible for Birth to Three services if they have a diagnosed condition which is likely to result in developmental delays.  Examples of these conditions might include Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, sensory impairment (visual or hearing), autism, fetal alcohol syndrome/effects or other chronic, progressive medical conditions.  Children may also receive services if they demonstrate a delay greater than 25% when compared to their chronological or adjusted age expectancies in one or more areas of their development.
  • Have difficulty talking or understanding what is said to them
  • Have difficulty with motor actions such as rolling, crawling, sitting, walking, throwing, and jumping
  • Have difficulty with feeding, dressing or toileting skills
  • Are visually or hearing impaired
  • Display atypical development or significant behavioral problems which may lead to a developmental delay
  • Play and social skills do not appear to be developing like others the same age
  • This is determined by Birth to 3 team evaluation.