Infant/Toddler and Family Rights Under IDEA for the Early Intervention System describes your child's and family's rights, as defined by the Early Intervention Program of the federal law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA includes provisions for early intervention services for eligible children starting at birth.

Because this document is an official notice of your rights under federal regulation, some terms may be unfamiliar to you. For this reason, some words are defined where they are used in the document and others are defined in the glossary.

The service coordinator working with your family can suggest additional materials to help you understand your rights. He/she can also suggest ways that you and other family members can be partners with professionals to help meet the developmental needs of your child.

NOTE: Illinois acknowledges and thanks the early intervention systems in the states of South Dakota and Virginia for the use and adaptation of their materials.