Early Intervention: For Families

Recognizing that your child may have a developmental delay can be a frightening experience for a parent. But you are not alone – the Infant & Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley has the resources to help both you and your child.

Families teach their children everyday – they make the greatest difference in their child’s development. We support families by providing coaching and mentoring services in their homes to help them learn to incorporate activities and exercises into the child’s existing daily routine. 

The program is partially funded through state and federal grant dollars authorized through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. We accept Medicaid and most private insurances for services. As part of our commitment to offering early intervention to every eligible child in the Shenandoah Valley region, no family will be denied entitled services due to an inability to pay.

Some tools you may find helpful include:

Children under age three are eligible for early intervention services if they display one or more of the following symptoms:

  • 25% or greater delay in cognitive, physical, communication, social, emotional or adaptive development
  • Atypical development such as behavioral disorders, affected disorders, abnormal sensory-motor responses
  • A diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay

Infant & Toddler Connection of Shenandoah Valley is here to support both children and their families in helping them reach their full potential. Before your child can receive early intervention services, there are a few steps that will need to be taken.

*If your child is not eligible for early intervention services, we are still here to help you. If you still believe your child is suffering from a developmental delay, they can be referred to the program again.