Resources and Related Links
Illinois' Early Intervention program's mission is to assure that families who have infants and toddlers, birth to three, with diagnosed disabilities, developmental delays or substantial risk of significant delays receive resources and supports that assist them in maximizing their child's development, while respecting the diversity of families and communities.
A state agency dedicated to improving the lives of Illinois' families and seniors by providing access to quality health care and ensuring that children receive the child support they are entitled to.
Provider Connections is contracted by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Early Intervention to credential, enroll, and provide technical support to EI providers interested in the credentialing and enrollment process.
The Early Intervention Training Program provides training opportunities for professionals in Illinois.
The Illinois Provider Directory for Children, Youth, and Young Adults is a free online directory created in 2001 to assist families and physicians in identifying providers who are interested in accepting patients with special health care needs. With over 15,300 visits in the past year and 680 currently listed providers, this resource is a valuable tool for Illinois families as well as for health care providers who are seeking to identify referrals for children, youth, and young adults with special health care needs. Provider specialty areas include primary care, specialty care, therapy, mental health, nutrition, dental services, and more.
The Illinois Early Learning Guidelines are designed to provide early childhood professionals and policy makers a framework for understanding development through information on what children know and should do, and what development looks like in everyday instances. These Guidelines also provide suggestions and ideas on how to create early experiences that benefit all children’s learning and development.