Tracking Infant Progress Statewide
EARLY INTERVENTION is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.
The early intervention program in Nebraska is called, Nebraska Early Development Network. There are 29 Early Childhood Planning Region Teams in the state. Each one is an interagency coordinating council made up of local schools, health and human service agencies, Head Start, families, and others. There are almost 1,000 children in Nebraska from birth to age three, being served through the Early Development Network.
The early intervention program in Iowa is called, Early ACCESS. If the child is eligible for Early ACCESS, the early intervention services are mostly provided by local Area Education Agencies (AEA). Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) also provides Early ACCESS services. Early ACCESS services are provided in the child's home, child care setting, or other locations selected by the family. The services the child and family receive is based upon the needs of each child and family.