Bay Area Rehabilitation Center (the Center) provides Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services for children from birth to age 3. The services are provided in the natural environment of the child according to the child's individual needs. ECI must provide support so your child's services can be provided where he or she lives, learns and plays. In this way, your child's intervention will help him participate in the same activities that all children enjoy. Other places may be considered if your team determines your child's services cannot be satisfactorily achieved in the natural environment with ECI support.
ECI works as a partner with you and your child's primary physician. This partnership will help your child access ongoing health services, which may include routine medical care, accessing specialty care, family support and educational services. Your ECI service provider will obtain permission to communicate with your physician about your child's services and health status to ensure the best outcomes for your child.
For more information contact the Center, or the DARS Division for Early Childhood Intervention Services.