December 2021 Success Story

Emma and Lee

Emma and Lee

Early Intervention is a statewide system that provides coordinated services to parents of young children with developmental disabilities.  The Early Intervention program in Carroll County is based out of the Carroll County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  E.I. services support parents of infants and toddlers, birth to 3 years old, with disabilities.  E.I. is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings.  That’s why your local E.I. team, which includes a service coordinator, developmental specialist, physical, occupational and speech therapists, work with you in your home or other places your family spends time to develop a coordinated plan.  Early Intervention builds upon and provides support and resources to assist families while enhancing children’s learning and development through everyday routines. 

One family that participated in Early Intervention services was a foster family with twins that were born premature at 25 weeks.  After a long stay in the hospital, Emma and Lee began receiving E.I. services in their home to help the family with their development.  When they turned two years old, they had developmental delays in communication and adaptive behavior in which services were provided.  The twins were in the program until they turned 3 and then the team assisted with the transition from E.I. to preschool.  This process starts at least 90 days before the third birthday and involves the school district in which they live.  Emma and Lee are now in their second year of preschool at Carroll Hills School.  They continue to do well in their development and show growth in all areas since the Early Intervention days.  We are so proud of you both and love watching you blossom.   

Emma at Preschool
Lee at Preschool

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