What if my child still needs services after age 3?

Early Intervention serves children until the age of 3 and can accept referrals up to 60 days before a child's third birthday.

If your child receives ongoing services, you, your service coordinator, and your child's therapists will meet periodically to discuss your child's progress and, as it gets closer to your child's third birthday, if your child may still need services after age 3.  If that is the case, your service coordinator will help transition your child to the next program.

Programs that children might transition to at age 3 may include the following:

  • One of the local intermediate units: 
    • The Capital Area Intermediate Unit covers Northern and West Shore School Districts.
    • The Lincoln Intermediate Unit covers the rest of the school districts in York and Adams Counties.
  • Other York / Adams MH-IDD programs, such as:
    • The Intellectual Disabilities Program (the Autism Unit is part of the program)
    • The Mental Health Program
  • Other community agencies or programs

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1. What is Early Intervention?
2. Who can get Early Intervention?
3. How much does it cost?
4. What is a developmental delay?
5. What causes a developmental delay?
6. Will my child always have a developmental delay?
7. What if I am concerned about my child's development but I'm not sure they have a developmental delay?
8. Who can make a referral?
9. How do I make a referral?
10. Does my child need a diagnosis or a doctor's note to get Early Intervention?
11. What happens when I make a referral?
12. What happens after I make a referral?
13. What happens during the developmental evaluation?
14. What areas of development are evaluated?
15. What qualifies a child for Early Intervention Services?
16. What if my child does not qualify for services?
17. What if my child still needs services after age 3?