Helping Families Help Children

Early ACCESS is Iowa’s early intervention system (IDEA Part C) for infants and toddlers under three years old not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay typical development. Early intervention focuses on helping parents and other caregivers support growth and development during everyday routines and activities.

Information for Providers and Council Members

Iowa Council for Early ACCESS

The Iowa Council for Early ACCESS (ICEA) advises and assists the Iowa Department of Education in the planning, coordination, and delivery of services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.

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Early Intervention Careers

Early intervention service providers use coaching interactions during early intervention visits to help parents develop their abilities to interact with children in ways that support their child's development.

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Early ACCESS Providers

This section provides training and technical assistance for Early ACCESS Service Coordinators and Service Providers. It also has helpful information for referral sources.

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Free Printed Materials

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Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals

The Institute offers Family Support Professionals everywhere the opportunity to learn new skills and grow their careers.

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State of Iowa Family Support Programming

More than 650 family support professionals reach over 12,000 families and 14,000 children across Iowa.

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State Resource Directory

Check out other resources and services for you and your family.

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