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The Early Intervention (EI) program of the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) serves children from birth up to age 3. The program offers 16 services for children: Assistive Technology, Audiology/Aural Rehabilitation, Family Training and Support, Developmental Therapy, Health Consultation, Medical Diagnostic Services, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological/Counseling, Service Coordination, Social Work, Speech/Language Therapy, Transportation, and Vision Services. Services are provided through Child and Family Connections (CFC) offices throughout the state. The CFCs determine children’s eligibility, evalute children in five areas, develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP), and maintain regular contact with families to assure that services are being received.

Source of definition: Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS), Early Intervention program page

Date of definition: 2006

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Illinois Department of Human Services Early Intervention Program FY2007, Number of children served

The total number of children served by the Early Intervention (EI) program of the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS).

Source of data: Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Early Intervention program

Date of data: FY2007 (December 2006)

Geographic region: These data are available by state and county.

Note: The data on the number of children in the Early Intervention program is available by a number of different counts. The data reported here present the number of children for whom an Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) has been developed. This most accurately represents the number of children who are actually receiving services. The data are point-in-time data as of December 31, 2006. For additional information on the Early Intervention program, see the EI page on the DHS Web site.