Services & Costs

Early ACCESS Services

The family and providers work together to identify and address specific family concerns and priorities related to the child's overall growth and development. In addition, broader family needs and concerns can be addressed by locating other supportive resources and services in the local community for the family and/or child. All services to the child are provided in the child's natural environment. Early ACCESS services are voluntary.

After meeting with the Early ACCESS staff, specific services will be recommended based on each child's development. Services listed here are available through the Area Education Agency:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Audiology
  • Family Training/Counseling
  • Health Services
  • Medical evaluations to determine eligibility
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Parent Groups
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Instruction
  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Support Services
  • Transportation
  • Vision

Costs in Early ACCESS

There is no cost to families for service coordination activities, evaluation and developmental assessment, identifying the concerns, priorities, and resources of the family, and developing the Individualized Family Service Plan.

Most Early ACCESS services and therapy are provided at no cost to the family. In some situations, a service may be recommended that may have a fee. In those situations, the service coordinator works with the family to determine costs and payment arrangements of any other needed service. Costs are determined by a variety of factors that are individualized to each child and family.



Last Updated: Nov 20, 2017