IDEA Part C Application Feedback Due May 8

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is seeking public comment on the application for funding under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C. The annual funding application will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The application uses the fiscal year 2016 allocation as the allocation for 2017 is awaiting congressional approval. The application will be updated if there is a change in the allocation. HHSC will be taking public comment from March 8, 2017, to May 8, 2017. If you are a person with a disability and are having problems accessing the application using your assistive technology, please call us at (512) 424-6754. Comments or requests for copies of the application may be submitted to ECI by mail, phone, or email. Read the application here in PDF format.

Mail:
Health and Human Services Commission
Early Childhood Intervention Services
6330 Highway 290 East, Suite 300 MC 3029
Austin, TX 78723

Phone: 512-424-6754

Email: eci.policy@hhsc.state.tx.us

The ECI Program Network is the backbone of ECI—putting ECI's mission, values, and goals into action and making sure each child receives the best start in life. ECI programs provide services in all Texas counties through contracts with local agencies and organizations. As a result, families have equal access to all services that ECI offers wherever they may reside in Texas. These services may include screening and assessments; physical, occupational and speech language therapy; and special instruction, training and counseling services.

ECI programs include community centers, school districts, education service centers, and private non-profit organizations. Staff from these programs may include early intervention specialists, nurses, psychologists, dieticians, paraprofessionals, teachers, social workers, and physical, occupational, speech and language therapists.

To find an ECI program in your area, go to the ECI Program Search.


Provider Training Opportunities - A list of ECI training events around the state

Web-Based Training Modules - These training modules have been developed so information can be accessed any time and anywhere.

Reporting Forms - Financial reporting forms can be located on the ECI Extranet

Respite Services - Respite services forms and instructions

DARS ECI Provider Forms - These are required forms. ECI sample and required elements forms are located on the Extranet

Required Provider Training - Describes the process by which a professional becomes credentialed as an Early Intervention Specialist

Professional Credentials for Providers - Lists areas of responsibility for early intervention staff and links to licensing boards