How to Obtain Early Intervention Services for Your Child

Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) Criteria: A child from birth to 36 months of age will be considered to exhibit developmental delay when that child has not reached 50 percent of the developmental milestones expected at his/her chronological age, in one or more of the following domains:

  • Physical: fine and/or gross motor/sensory (includes vision and hearing)
  • Cognitive
  • Language/communication
  • Social or emotional
  • Self help/adaptive

Established conditions, which have a high probability of developmental delay include, but are not limited to:

  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Significant auditory impairment
  • Neural tube defects (spina bifida)
  • Significant visual impairment
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Failure to thrive
  • Severe attachment disorder

If your child is eligible for AzEIP services and there is a belief they may also be eligible for services under Arizona Schools for Deaf and Blind (ASDB) or DES: Division of Developmental Disabilities, your Service Coordinator will assist you with applying to those programs.

How to access services:

If you have any concerns related to your child’s development, you can always contact us at High Country Early Intervention, Inc.dba Karen A. Fay (HCEI Inc., dba Karen A Fay).

To complete a formal referral for your child, you may do so online by following this link or clicking the big button below. You can also obtain a referral through us by phone by calling our main number at 928-776-9285.

Do you need a referral?

Children require a referral to be approved for the AzEIP program. You may either call us for one, or request an online referral.

Once a referral is made a HCEI, Inc.,dba Karen A. Fay service coordinator will contact you to schedule an initial visit (at a time and place convenient for you) to discuss our program and screen your child to determine a need for a full evaluation. If your child is found eligible for State AzEIP services your Service Coordinator will schedule a meeting with you to develop your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) that will address your family’s needs, concerns and priorities related to enhancing your child’s development. If your child is not eligible under State AzEIP guidelines, your Service Coordinator will assist you in identifying and securing other services your child may be eligible for.

Should your child also be eligible for service under DES: Division of Developmental Disabilities or Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind, HCEI, Inc. will assist you in securing those services.

How to Obtain Evaluations and Therapy Services (for infants through adult)

Obtaining therapy and evaluation services is specific to each individual case. Please call our office at 928-776-4349 to find out what steps are necessary to process your request. Alternatively, you can fill out the form below.