Alberta Health Services

Central Zone - Early Intervention Program


Description
The Program offers home-based support to families with children that have developmental delays or disabilities, aged 0-3.5 years of age.

The program:

  • works with families in their natural home environments
  • may do a developmental screening process with the family and make referrals as needed
  • works with families to find answers to their questions about their child's delay or disability
  • connects families to community resources and services
  • gives information about development, behaviour challenges, and parenting issues
  • develops an individualized Family Service Plan
  • Supports the family to plan their child's preschool years
Key Provider: child and youth development specialists
Eligibility
Yes, Children between birth and 3½ years old are eligible if:
  • They live In Central Zone boundaries
  • The child has a developmental delay or disability OR the infant is premature or very low birth weight with an increased risk of developmental delays or disabilities
  • EIP is the most appropriate service based on the needs of the family
  • The child is not already receiving support or services through Alberta Education
Children between 3½ and 6 years are elgibile if:
  • They live within Central Zone boundaries
  • they have a development delay or disability
  • The family is new to the community
  • The child has a newly identified developmental delay or disability
  • The family lives in a community that does not have services for the child to transition to for additional programming.
Application Process
Service Access: Professional Referral Required, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Parents can self-refer. Healthcare providers, community agencies, pediatric rehabilitation services, doctors, and public health nurses can also refer.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
780-336-4782
Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
March 27, 2013
Address
5224 50 Street
Viking, AB, T0B 4N0
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Tue
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Wed
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Thu
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Fri
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM