Early Start Intake

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Eligibility for children under the age of 3:

Infants from birth to 36 months of age) may be eligible if they meet one of the following criteria:

Developmental Delay - Have a significant difference between the   expected level of development for their age and their current level of functioning in one of the following areas: cognitive, communication, physical/motor, social/emotional, and adaptive skills.

For children ages 0 to 36 months of age, a significant delay is a 33% delay in one or more developmental areas.

Established Risk -Have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay. Examples include genetic  disorders; central nervous system infections; certain neurological diseases or trauma; and disorders secondary to exposure to toxic substances.

Developmental Disability - Have a diagnosis or condition that meets the criteria for eligibility for Regional Center services after the age of three years under the Lanterman Act.  These include: Intellectual Disability, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, and conditions requiring treatment similar to Intellectual Disability.  The diagnosis or condition must also constitute a substantial lifelong handicap for the child.

High Risk - Having a condition that can put the child at high risk for having a substantial developmental disability. Examples include: Prematurity <32 weeks, and/or birth weight <1500 gms.; small gestational growth; below 3% for Intrauterine Growth Retardation; Severe Respiratory Distress; Asphyxia neonatorum; Severe and persistent metabolic abnormality; neonatal seizures or febrile seizures; central nervous system lesion, abnormality, or infection; serious biomedical insult; multiple congenital anomalies or genetic disorders with affect development; prenatal substance exposure; persistent hypotonia or hypertonia; clinical significant failure to thrive; parent with dev. Disability; prenatal exposure to teratogens; and informed clinical opinion. 

Click here to view the Early Start Intake Brochure (English)

Click here to view the Early Start Intake Brochure (Spanish)

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To refer your child, please contact any of the following Early Start Intake Coordinators

- Leidi Juarez (909) 868-7503 or

- Helga Rodriguez (909) 706-3594 or

- Norma Sanchez (909) 868-7502 or

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For more information about the Early Start Program, click here