Heart & Hands

Center for Life Resources - ECI - Early Childhood Intervention

123 Commerce St, Suite A

Kerrville

830-315-0123

123 Commerce St suite a, Kerrville, TX 78028, USA

Mission and Vision

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for families with children birth up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.

Description

AREA SERVED BY THE KERRVILLE OFFICE: Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Gillespie, Mason and Menard counties.
123 Commerce St., Suite A, Kerrville, TX 78028
Christy Ewen, ECI Program Supervisor
christy.ewen@cflr.us; 830-315-0123 (Office), 830-315-0125 (Fax)

Center for Life Resources Central Texas MHMR ECI Program Headquarters located at:
1101 7th Street, Brownwood, TX 76801
Referral Number - (800) 796-2752
Fax Number - (325) 646-7627
Email: cindee.goodwin@cflr.us
Web: www.cflr.us. (Center for Life Resources encompasses a large number of agencies that provides services to a variety of populations and areas.)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Statewide program providing free developmental screening to children age birth to 3 years. We work with children ages birth – 3 that have developmental delay or disabilities. We are home based and we also provide service coordination to help connect families with community resources.

SERVICES PROVIDED:
• Parents and professionals work together as a team
• Services are convenient for families
• Children learn new skills through everyday activities
• Services are coordinated with others in the community
• Families of all income levels receive ECI services
• Professional Services
• Early Intervention Specialists
• Speech and Language Pathologists
• Physical Therapists
• Occupational Therapists
• Registered Dietitians
• Professional Counselors
• Hearing and Vision Specialists
• Social Workers
• Nurses

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Call to schedule a screening to determine eligibility. Must meet one of the following three criteria: Medically Diagnosed Condition, Auditory or Visual Impairment, or Developmental Delay.
The evaluations used to determine eligibility include the Battelle Developmental Inventory 3 (BDI-3) and Developmental Assessment of Young Children 2 (DAYC-2). The BDI-2 is used for Spanish-speaking families at this time.
If your child qualifies for services, the team identifies your family's daily routines and your child's strengths and needs.
Based on the results of the evaluation and assessment, your team develops a plan for services, also known as the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), evaluations, assessments and IFSPs are provided at no cost to parents.

COST TO CLIENT: Families that qualify for Medicaid have no cost for service.
All other families have a cost share determined using a sliding fee scale based on family size and net income after allowable deductions.

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