The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) serves as the lead agency for the State's Federal Part C Early Intervention (EI) Program.
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) authorizes EI as a developmental program serving children birth to three with developmental delays, disabilities, and at risk conditions known to cause delays. Services are determined based upon functional outcomes that focus on child development and family needs and support that address the child's developmental needs rather than medical needs.
Federal Laws and Regulations
State Laws and Regulations
Other laws, rules, and policies may also apply.
Early Intervention Grantees and Contractors:
The following contracts are used by the Early Intervention Bureau to meet the requirements of the Part C grant.
Child and Family Connections
Early Intervention Central Billing Office
Early Intervention Clearinghouse
Early Intervention Monitoring
Early Intervention Provider Connections
Early Intervention Training