The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's early intervention service system. Please contact the lead state agency or follow the various links for more detailed information.

Lead agency for early intervention services

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program is part of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Eligibility criteria for early intervention services

Children under the age of 3 may be eligible if they have:

  • Developmental delay of 30 percent below age norms
  • Six months behind other children the same age in one or more developmental areas
  • Established condition that usually results in a developmental delay

See eligibility categories for more information.

Number of children served

Idaho reported 2,280 infants and toddlers for the 2012 child count.

Support service structure

The Idaho Infant Toddler Program has seven regional offices located within three hubs that coordinate local early intervention services.

Initial family contact

Families may contact the Idaho Infant Toddler Program Central Office at 208-334-5514 or one of the regional offices for information or to make a referral.

Services for at-risk children

Local service teams will provide information on available resources to families with children who are not eligible for early intervention services. Families may also contact the parent training and information center listed below.

Family cost participation

Families are not required to pay for services. Public or private insurance may be accessed under certain conditions.

Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services

Idaho has not enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services.

Parent training and information center

Idaho Parents Unlimited is Idaho's parent training and information center.

Early childhood school services information

Information regarding school services for children ages 3 through 5 is available from the local school district, regional offices and the parent training and information center listed above. Additional information is available at Idaho Special Education or by contacting:

Idaho Department of Education
Phone: 208-332-6908

State early intervention resources

Information describing additional resources and support is available at Early Childhood Information Clearinghouse and programs and services.

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