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Family Resources

Does your child have a disability? Have you been told that your child is at risk for delay? If so, you probably have lots of questions. The world of early intervention and special education services can seem overwhelming at first, but be assured…this website has been designed to provide you with the necessary information to take charge of your child's future.

Role of Family

Families are crucial to a child's successful development. Accessing relevant information about how best to support your child during their early years of growth is important. Remember that you will be your child's first teacher and strongest advocate. Find out more about the unique roles the family embraces when your child has a disability or delay.

Developmental Concerns

Being a parent goes hand-in-hand with worrying about your child's development. If you are concerned about your child's development, if you are not sure what a developmental screening entails, if you are concerned about specific challenging behaviors, or if you wonder how to work with the medical community, explore our Developmental Concerns page.

Services for Children Birth - 3

If your child has been diagnosed with a disability or is at risk for delay, he or she may be eligible for early intervention services at ages 0-3. More information about these services is available at Services for Children Birth – 3.

Services for Children 3 - 5

Once your child turns three years of age, the local school district may provide educational programming for your child. To find out more about the various options for your child at this age, explore Services for Children 3 – 5.

Contact Us

Johnna Darragh-Ernst

Professor Early Childhood Education

1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8746