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Early Intervention

What is Early Intervention (EI)?

If a child is under age three and has special needs, or there are concerns about the way the baby or toddler is developing, they may qualify for services to support his/her development. Read more about EI at the King County Developmental Disabilities Division's website. 

Is my child eligible for EI?

An evaluation will be used to determine his/her eligibility for EI services. There is nothing to be lost by having an assessment, so if you are concerned about your childs development go ahead and connect with a local provider.

Who should I contact first?

View a list of EI providers at this website, and contact one near you to request a developmental assessment. You can also call CHAP to make a referral at 206-284-0331 or toll-free at 1-800-756-5437.

Who can support me while I learn about my childs needs?

Connect with other parents & caregivers through Parent to Parent.



The primary purpose of this guide is to provide you and your family with an overview of the Washington State Department of Early Learning, Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program.


If your child is under age three and has special needs, or you are worried about the way your baby or toddler is developing, your family may qualify for services to support his/her development. An evaluation of your child


View ages appropriate resources, information, videos explaining services and more.


View this video designed for parents of young children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


An early intervention provider in Bellevue who also provides family support.


The KCDDD is responsible for providing employment and day program services. The KCDDD currently provides the following services: Early Intervention/birth-to-three, employment, community access, housing, in-home family counseling, social and recreational activities, information and assistance, advocacy, homelessness projects, and program development/technical assistance.


SOAR is the community coalition working together to promote the healthy development of children, youth and families in Martin Luther King County to ensure that all children succeed in school and in life. SOAR’s work reaches from prenatal care to young adulthood, allowing us to break down silos and coordinate among sectors, regions, ages, and more.


The Autism Center provides clinical services as well as training, resources, and research.


Information about Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)


WithinReach helps families with children aged birth-3 to find benefits and more. Their family health hotline can help you find a wide range of resource at 1-800-322-2588