Through the Home-Based Early Intervention Program, an Early Intervention Specialist visits the child and family in his/her natural environment, such as the home, to provide personalized services.
- Serves children birth to five years of age who have significant developmental delays or who have a diagnosis that is known to cause developmental delays and disabilities.
- Family-based program in which the needs of the child and his or her family are assessed and an intervention plan is designed to address their unique needs.
- Services are provided in what is defined as the child’s “natural environment” (home, child care setting, home of a relative, community parks, playgrounds, libraries, etc.).
- Eligibility criteria is set by BabyNet for infants and toddlers, under the age of three years, and by SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) for those who are three to five years of age.
- Referrals are accepted through BabyNet or SCDDSN referral after initial eligibility is determined by the appropriate lead agency.
- Nationally accredited by Council on Accreditation
- SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs contracted provider of early intervention (family training/special instruction and service coordination) services for families residing in Richland and Lexington Counties.
- Quality is assured by compliance with SCDDSN regulated directives, and regular reviews by SCDDSN’s third-party quality assurance monitoring agency.