Overview of Early Intervention

Authors: Anne Marie Cellante, M.S.Ed. and Jenna Lequia, Ph.D

Early intervention is part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As such, each state is required to have a program that serves infants and young children with or at risk of developmental delay. The purpose of this module is to inform families about developmental milestones and screenings, the key components of early intervention and members of the early intervention team. With this information, families will be ready to make informed decisions regarding their child and family’s services, development and well-being.


These online learning modules are part of the New York State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), Improving Family Centeredness Together (IFaCT) Project, aimed to improve family-centeredness in early intervention. The project is funded by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention.