Child & Family Programs

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Our child and family programs help children who demonstrate delays in development, have been diagnosed with an established condition, or have been determined as having an intellectual or developmental disability.

There are several children’s programs that are administered by MVDS: Early Intervention, Family Support Services Program, the Children’s Extensive Support Medicaid Waiver, and the Children’s Habilitation Residential Program.

Each family works with a service coordinator or case manager to create individualized plans which identify their child’s strengths and abilities, identify family priorities, coordinate and monitor resources, and ensure entitlements.

Early Intervention Services

The Early Intervention Services (EIS) supports families with children under the age of three who:

  1. Have been diagnosed with an established condition that evidences a high probability of developmental delays now or in the future; or
  2. Demonstrates a twenty-five percent or greater delay in at least one domain of development: adaptive, communication, motor, social/emotional and cognitive.

A screening assessment and/or multidisciplinary evaluation is provided in order to determine the child’s strengths, ability level, and eligibility for services.

Once eligible, EIS Services include connections to community resources, coordination of therapeutic interventions, guiding payment for these services, and supporting the family and child as they transition out of services.

The goals of this program are to enhance the child’s skill level within the target domain, and to teach the family how to effectively implement the therapies within their everyday routines and natural environments.

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