Below you will find a variety of resources related to coordinating care between early intervention and the primary care medical home. Resources include online modules, American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statements, and additional supplemental reading materials.
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American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statements
Clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics October 2013, VOLUME 132 / ISSUE 4 regarding the roles and models of best practices and outcomes for collaboration between the medical home, Part C and EI.
The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has a variety of resources for Primary Care Providers and Early Interventionists. For example, "Resources for Primary Care Providers" include Practice Resources, Condition Management, Medical Home Links, and Events and Training.
Illinois Specific Referral Source Resources
Online trainings through EITP are available for registration at https://go.illinois.edu/EITPonline, such as the following:
- Referral to Illinois Early Intervention - For EI credit, you must register and complete through EITP.
This interactive presentation provides an overview of the Illinois Early Intervention (IL EI) referral process and the 3 pathways for children and families to become eligible for IL EI services. Additionally, this presentation explains the purpose and procedure for the 2 referral form used in Illinois - the Early Intervention Standardized Referral For and the Illinois Early Intervention Program Fax Back Referral Form. The importance of ensuring strong communication with referral sources and primary care providers throughout the referral process is a key factor throughout this presentation.
This module can also be shared as a resource with referral sources to help them learn more about the IL EI referral process and the forms used.
To Share as a Resource: Referral to Illinois Early Intervention (no credit version)
The Importance and Outcomes of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families
The Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities Program (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was created in 1986 to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, minimize potential developmental delay, and reduce educational costs to our society by minimizing the need for special education services as children with disabilities reach school age. These fact sheets provide brief overviews of the Part C program and facts from the research on early brain development, the importance of intervening early, the outcomes of early intervention, and current unmet needs. They are meant to be used as a tool to communicate with policymakers, pediatricians, families, and community leaders about the importance of high quality services for infants and toddlers with or at-risk for developmental delays and their families. ECTA Center (formerly NECTAC), (July 2011)
The Importance of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families (pdf) This article provides information on why early intervention is important, why services are essential, and what the unmet needs are.
The Outcomes of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families (pdf) This article provides information on the partnership that is necessary to support child outcomes (including overall developmental gains) and family outcomes which include parenting skills, confidence, responsiveness, and a positive outlook.