Early detection is the key to addressing issues that can be more effectively managed if discovered sooner rather than later in a child’s life. The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) serves children from 0 to 3 years of age in Arizona. AZEIP serves children who are experiencing delays in achieving typical milestones or have an established condition that may result in developmental delay(s) in the areas of:
- Self-help skills
UCP is a designated provider for AzEIP in the Northwest, Northeast and Central regions of Maricopa County. At the beginning of 2017, UCP served close to 900 children and families in Region 1, Region 2 and Region 4 with teams of professionals for each region who work in collaboration with families to identify the needs and strengths of the family and child.
Steps for the first 45 days after your child is referred to AzEIP
Raising Special Kids Refers
Raising Special Kids assigns an agency that provides early
intervention in your neighborhood
An agency calls to provide information about early intervention and make an appointment for a screening
Service Coordinator Starts
A service coordinator comes to your home within 10 days to complete your child’s screening
If your child qualifies for the program, an evaluation team is assigned based on your family’s concerns, interests, and priorities for your child.
Two team members will evaluate your child and will tell you if your child is eligible during the evaluation.
Meeting for IFSP
A meeting to develop the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) occurs to determine what services your child needs