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Program Eligibility

There are two ways a child, newborn to age three, can be eligible for services through the Infant Toddler Program. A child will be eligible if he or she has one of the following:

  1. A significant developmental delay (30 percent below age norm, or six months behind other children the same age) in any of the following five areas:
    • Self-help or adaptive skills like bathing, feeding, dressing, and toileting;
    • Cognitive skills like thinking, learning and reasoning;
    • Communication skills; understanding and expressing thoughts, gestures or words;
    • Physical development; vision, hearing, moving around, and health;
    • Social or emotional development; feelings, getting along with others, relationships.
  1. A physical or medical condition (called an "established condition") that usually results in a developmental delay. Established conditions can include Down Syndrome, serious hearing or vision problems, Cerebral Palsy, cleft lip/palate, and more.

For more detailed information and examples, see Eligibility Categories.