Office of Early Intervention
BH/ID Administrator: Jonna DiStefano
Deputy Administrator: Aleasha Freeman
Who We Are
The Office of Early Intervention provides evidence based supports & services to infants/toddlers & their families when children are experiencing a developmental delay or have a diagnosis that results in developmental delay. The supports & services are at no cost to eligible infants/toddlers & their families. The Office of Early Intervention is part of a statewide Early Intervention system under the direction of the state Bureau of Early Intervention, Office of Child Development and Early Learning.
What We Do
The Office of Early Intervention supports and services are provided within the typical routines & activities of the family using a home based coaching model and consultation provided by a team of professionals. The supports & services are individualized based upon the priorities and outcomes identified by the family. Children learn from everyday interactions with familiar people, places, experiences, and routines. Early Intervention can help families recognize how to do this.
What We Provide
Early Intervention provides Screening, Evaluation & Assessment to determine eligibility and when eligible for Early Intervention, infants/toddlers and families in collaboration with professionals develop an individualized family service plan (IFSP) that outlines the family's concerns, priorities, and child's interests and activities. Supports and resources are then identified to assist the family in enhancing their child's learning & development.
How to Contact
Call the Office of Early Intervention intake line: 610-713-2406.
Resources & Helpful Links
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania: www.parenttoparent.org
Early Intervention Technical Assistance: http://www.eita-pa.org/
Pennsylvania Department of Education Technical Training & Assistance Network: www.pattan.net
Department of Public Welfare: http://www.pa.gov/
Contact Human Services Personnel at 610-891-4951 or 610-891-4417 with questions.
Visit scsc.state.pa.us for testing availability.