Heart & Hands

Center for Life Resources - ECI - Early Childhood Intervention

1101 7th St


(800) 796-2752

1101 7th St, Brownwood, TX 76801, 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.


AREA SERVED: Kendall, Kerr, Gillespie, Kimble and other central Texas counties.

Programs available in Kendall County
Center for Life Resources
Central Texas MHMR ECI Program
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

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.

• 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.
Your child is evaluated using the BDI-2 to determine eligibility. 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: No cost for families enrolled in CHIP or Medicaid or who have an income level below
200% of Federal Poverty Level. Others pay cost share determined by sliding fee scale based on family size and net income after allowable deductions.

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