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Early On

Early On is a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated interagency system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers birth to age three years with disabilities and their families. In Michigan, Early On is coordinated by the Michigan Department of Education and provides services under Part-C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Every local health department has a professional in place that is designated as its liaison to help families' access Early On services. Any family concerned about the development or health of their child can access the system by contacting a local agency or by calling 1-800-EARLY ON.

Available services include assistive technology device; audiology; family training, counseling, and home visits; health services; medical services; nursing services; nutrition services; occupational therapy; physical therapy; psychological services; service coordination services; social work services; special instruction; speech-language pathology; transportation and related costs; and vision services.

Early On is a family-focused process, with emphasis on family strengths and abilities, which requires the development of an individualized family service plan specific to each enrolled family, based on the findings of a multidisciplinary evaluation of the child and family.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Michigan resident
  • Infants and toddlers from birth through age two who need early intervention services because they are experiencing developmental delays and/or have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay are eligible.

Fees:

  • No fees.

Contact for an appointment or more information:

  • Dickinson-Iron District Health Department (906) 774-1868 or (906) 265-9913

Other Information:

 
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