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What is Early Intervention?

RI's Early Intervention Program promotes the growth and development of infants and toddlers who have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Developmental disabilities or delays can affect a child’s speech, physical ability, or social skills.  Children referred to the Early Intervention Program receive a comprehensive developmental evaluation to determine if they are eligible.

About Early Intervention
Early Intervention (EI)
Early Intervention Fact Sheet

 

Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)

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Who we are?
The Early Intervention Interagency Coordination Council (ICC) is composed of representatives from organizations that serve the Early Childhood population and parents of children who are currently or formerly enrolled in Early Intervention. The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is the Lead Agency for the Early Intervention Program in RI.

What we do?
The ICC is an advisory council to assist EOHHS with program implementation. We are a venue for information sharing and we encourage programs to work together on initiatives that are being implemented across the state. The ICC also acts as a sounding board for families and providers to discuss challenges and successes in their Early Intervention experiences.

Where and When do we meet? We meet every other month on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the RI Parent Information Network at 1210 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI.
For more information contact Cris Faxas at faxas@ripin.org or 401-270-0101 ext. 106

Meeting Materials/ Documents
Early Intervention Policies & Reports
ICC Meeting Minutes
ICC July Meeting Minutes
ICC September Agenda

 

Early Intervention Parent Consultants

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RIPIN supports RI’s Early Intervention program through the placement of one or more Parent Consultants in each of the state’s nine EI programs. A Parent Consultant is someone who has
had a child who has participated in an Early Intervention Program. Their role is to support,
educate and help parents and other caregivers to better navigate the early childhood systems
of care throughout RI.

For more information about Early Intervention, visit Rhode Island Exceutive Office of Health and Human Services web site or contact the RIPIN Resource Center at info@ripin.org

Early Intervention Providers
For a list of Early Intervention Providers, Click the link below
» Click Here for List of Early Intervention Providers

Resources

Brightstars
Birthto5: Watch Me Thrive!
CDC: Learn the Signs
Race to the Top
RI Home Visiting
Exceed RI
Zero to Three
PBS
WIC
Family First RI
Youth Success
FCCP
Thrive by 5
Rhode Island Kids Count
RI Special Needs Parents: Facebook Group

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