• If the infant or toddler is demonstrating a delay of 25% of the infant’s or toddler’s chronological age in one or more of the developmental areas of cognitive development; physical development, including vision and hearing; communication development; social or emotional development; and adaptive development.
  • If a developmental delay in one of the developmental areas specified above is documented by test performance of 1.5 standard deviations below the mean on an accepted or recognized standard test for infants or toddlers.
  • If the infant or toddler has a diagnosed physical or mental condition which has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay, that is not accompanied by delays in one of the developmental areas specified above at the time of diagnosis.

Common Diagnosis

Eligibility criteria ​may ​include the following diagnosed physical or mental conditions which have a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay:

  • seizures with significant encephalopathy;
  • significant central nervous system anomalies such as spina bifida and ​encephalocele​;
  • severe Grade 3 intraventricular hemorrhage with hydrocephalus or Grade 4 intraventricular hemorrhage;
  • symptomatic congenital infection;
  • effects of toxic exposure including fetal alcohol syndrome, drug
    withdrawal and exposure to chronic maternal use of anticonvulsants, antineoplastics, and anticoagulants;
  • meningomyelocele;
  • congenital or acquired hearing loss;
  • visual impairment;
  • chromosomal abnormalities, including Down syndrome;
  • brain or spinal cord trauma, with abnormal neurologic exam at discharge;
  • inborn errors of metabolism;
  • microcephaly;
  • severe attachment or relationship disorders;
  • inborn errors of metabolism;
  • microcephaly;
  • severe attachment or relationship disorders;
  • autism spectrum disorder;
  • endocrine disorders with a high probability of developmental delay;
  • hemoglobinopathies with a high probability of resulting in developmental delay;
  • cleft lip/palate;
  • periventricular leukomalacia;
  • neonatal factors which make developmental delay highly probable:
    Gestational age ≤ 28 weeks, or NICU stay ≥ 28 days;

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Our early intervention services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and nutrition services.

What's Next

We look forward to working with your child.
Don’t wait to get started!  Call Beautiful Beginnings today for more information about Early Intervention Services.

  1. You will receive a free and confidential evaluation provided by your county’s Early Intervention Organization.
  2. If your child qualifies for services, you will be given the opportunity to choose a provider to be assigned to your child. 
  3. Let your Service Coordinator know that you choose Beautiful Beginnings if  you would like to work with us for Early Intervention Services. 
  4. The Service Coordinator will contact the chosen Provider to check for availability.
  5. The provider you choose will contact you and schedule a meeting within the first 14 days. 
  6. Recurring, private in-home sessions will be scheduled during the first visit.

County Contacts

Referral Line: ​800-692-7288
County help for Early Intervention in PA:
Allegheny County: Alliance for Infants and Toddlers 412-885-6000
Beaver County: Beaver County Direct Services Unit 724 891-2827
Butler county: Center for Community Resources 724-431-3748 or 844-360-4372
Centre: Centre County EI 814-355-6786
Crawford: Crawford County Human Services 814-724-8380
Erie County: Erie County Care Management:814-528-0600
Venango: 814-432-9743 Venango County Human Services
Westmoreland County: (724) 837-1808 Westmoreland Care Management & Supports
Washington County: Early Intervention County Coordination 724-228-6832

West Virginia
Referral Line 1-866-321-4728

More Help

Families who have questions about their child’s development may contact the CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288. The CONNECT Helpline assists families in locating resources and providing information regarding child development for children ages birth to age 5. CONNECT can also assist families by making a direct link to their county early intervention program or local preschool early intervention program. To make a referral for early intervention, call the CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 or visit

For more information and resources for Early Intervention Services, please visit the PA Department of Human Services website

CDC Milestones Tracker

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!


  • Add a Child – enter personalized information about your child or multiple children
  • Milestone Tracker – track your child’s developmental progress by looking for important milestones using an interactive, illustrated checklist
  • Milestone Photos and Videos – know what each milestone looks like so that you can better identify them in your own child
  • Tips and Activities – support your child’s development at every age
  • When to Act Early – know when it’s time to “act early” and talk with your child’s doctor about developmental concerns
  • Appointments – keep track of your child’s doctors’ appointments and get reminders about recommended developmental screenings
  • Milestone Summary – get a summary of your child’s milestones to view, and share with or email to your child’s doctor and other important care providers

Baby Steps: “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”

Learn how to look for developmental milestones and what to do if you’re worried about your child’s development or think there’s a problem.

Milestone Checklist