A child and family may receive supports and services if the child is:
- up to three years old and
- has certain levels of developmental delayor an established condition.
A child with a developmental delay is not developing like other children his age.
The delay can be in one or more of the following areas:
- thinking and learning
- moving, seeing, hearing and health
- understanding and using sounds, gestures and words
- responding to and developing relationships
- taking care of one’s self when doing things like feeding or dressing
A child with an established condition has a diagnosed health condition that will very likely cause a developmental delay. This includes:
- genetic disorders, such as Down Syndrome or cystic fibrosis
- congenital infections, such as HIV and rubella
- central nervous system disorders, such as cerebral palsy and epilepsy
- hearing loss
- vision problems