The birth of a new baby is exciting! You dream of a future filled with unlimited possibilities. But what happens if your new baby has a disability? What if your infant or toddler has special healthcare needs? What help is available?

Early intervention provides special services and programs for children from birth to age 3 who have:  

  • Developmental delays
  • A physical or mental condition known to cause developmental delays 

The Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities is made available through a federal education law known as Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's provides resources to help families find the special education programs and supports they need.