Eligibility

Diagnosis


Children from birth to 3 years of age who have been diagnosed with a condition associated with delays in development or who have significant delays in development are eligible for Early Intervention Colorado.

Infants and toddlers with a diagnosed physical or medical condition that is typically associated with delays in development are eligible. Children with such conditions are eligible even when they are not exhibiting delays in development at the time of diagnosis, and do not need to have an evaluation to determine eligibility.

Physical & Medical Conditions


Examples of such conditions include:
  • Chromosomal syndromes and conditions (such as Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Chromosomal deletions and duplications)
  • Congenital syndromes and conditions (such as Spina Bifida, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Central Nervous System malformations)
  • Low birth weight infants weighing less than 1,200 grams (less than 2 lbs., 10 oz.)
  • Metabolic disorders (such as hypothyroidism [untreated], Lipidoses)
  • Postnatal acquired problems resulting in delays in development, including but not limited to severe attachment disorder
  • Prenatal and perinatal infections resulting in significant medical problems (such as HIV, intrauterine exposure to toxic substances, Cerebral Palsy, Meningitis)
  • Sensory impairments (hearing or visual impairments)

Developmental Delay


Infants and toddlers with a significant delay in development in one or more areas are eligible. Children who are believed to be delayed in one or more developmental areas will need to have an evaluation to determine initial eligibility for Early Intervention Colorado.

Developmental Domains


The six developmental domains are:
  • Babbling / talking (communication)
  • Moving (physical or motor)
  • Hearing / seeing (sensory)
  • Learning (cognition)
  • Playing and interacting (social emotional)
  • Self-help skills (adaptive development)