Early On®Livingston County
Concerned about the development of your child?
Don't worry, but don't wait.
Early On® Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays, and their families. Early On is supported by funding from Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services.
Early On ensures that eligible children and families receive comprehensive, collaborative, family-centered, strength-based services. Early On supports families as families help their children to learn and grow.
Early On Michigan is a system designed to coordinate early intervention and other services for families who have children (ages 0 - 36 months) experiencing developmental delays or who have disabilities or special needs.
If you suspect your child has a developmental delay or an associated medical condition or disability, contact 1-800-Earlyon to get connected to see if your child is eligible for services.
Early On Michigan coordinated services may include:
Speech pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, psychological services, service coordination, diagnostic medical services, early identification, screening, assessment services, health services, nursing services, social work services, vision services, special equipment, nutritional counseling, transportation, counseling (family, group, individual), family skills training, home visits, and special instruction.
More about Early On:
What services does Early On offer?
Our Early On Coordinator is available to help a parent decide if they want to enter the Early On system.
If suspected that the child has a developmental delay or a condition leading to a delay, an evaluation is initiated. (The child may not have to repeat an evaluation if an evaluation has already been completed by a different agency.)
2. Individualized Family Service Plan
When the child is eligible for Early On services, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed. The IFSP addresses the child's developmental needs as well as connecting families with community resources.
3. Service Coordination
An Early On Service Coordinator helps the parent coordinate the services outlined in their child's plan.
Services outlined in the IFSP are implemented with permission of parent.
What is the cost? Are there any income restrictions?
There is no charge to families for an evaluation, the development of an IFSP or service coordination. Most services outlined in IFSP are available at no cost, but that is determined individually. Early On is available regardless of income.
Refer A Child to Early On®
Physicians, Social Workers, Nurses, and other Professionals:
1. Initiate Referral
2. Send Medical Records (if available) or print Student Health Appraisal Form
Physician Notification of Referral (Health Appraisal Form)
1. Initiate referral by calling 1-800-earlyon first.
2. Then print and complete Consent Forms (below)
3. Fax or mail consent forms to us to initiate evaluation process
Children who have reached 2.9 years of age see link for local contact information
Fax or mail completed forms to Lori Waite. Please include a cover sheet on all faxes.
Mail to: LESA
Attn: Lori Waite
1425 West Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI 48843
Fax to: 517.546.7047
Last Modified on September 23, 2014