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How Is A Child Determined Eligible for Services?

Early On Process for Families

To be entitled to comprehensive early intervention services through Early On in Michigan under Part C of IDEA, children must meet one or both of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Infants/toddlers are eligible for Early On if they have an established condition and/or a developmental delay of 20 percent or more in one or more developmental domains or a score of one standard deviation below the mean.
  • Established Conditions: Established Condition: Children with established conditions are those from birth through age two who have
    a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
    Categories of Established Conditions:
    Congenital Anomalies
    Chromosomal Anomalies
    Infectious Conditions
    Endocrine/Metabolic Disorders
    Other Diseases
    Hearing Deficiency
    Other Fetal/Placental Anomalies
    Exposures Affecting Fetus
    Chronic Illness
    Developmental Disorders
    Mental Health Conditions
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