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Early Intervention - Birth to Age 3
As you watch your child and see how he or she is growing, notice things like how soon he or she smiles, sits up, rolls over, or how well he or she talks, holds a spoon or feeds himself or herself. Children learn naturally during this time, by doing, by watching others and by being taught by you how to do different things. Because you know your child so well, you might notice that he or she is growing or developing differently than another child. While all children grow and change at their own rate, some children can experience delays in their development. Sometimes this can be cause for concern.
The five primary developmental areas are:
If you think your child may have a delay in development, you should call Early Intervention Case Management for York and Adams Counties at the York Office (717) 771-9618 or the Hanover/Adams office at (717) 632-8040. Or call the CONNECT Information and Referral number 800-692-7288 (outside the 717 area) and 657-6379 (in the 717 area). The staff at these numbers will be able to assist you in finding out about early intervention services for your child.
Early Intervention Services in Pennsylvania has services and supports designed to help families with children with developmental delays. These services are available for all qualified applicants.
Educational Screening and Evaluation
If you suspect that your child, age 3 to 21, may have learning difficulties or delays in development, where you seek help will first depend upon the age of the child.
If your child is between the ages of 3 and the beginning of school (usually age 5):
For school-aged children - kindergarten age up to 21:
If your child is 21 or older and you need services here is how we can help you find:
Remember if you have questions, call the Arc of Adams County Office at 717-677-8487 or PENNSYLVANIA 2-1-1 for free information and referral helpline. You could also call PENNSYLVANIA LINK at 1-800-753-8827.