The Department of Economic Security/Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP), commonly referred to as AzEIP, is the state agency that provides services and supports for infants and toddlers, birth to three years old who have developmental delays or an established condition, which has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
If your child has one of the established conditions, or you notice that your child is not meeting some of his or her developmental milestones, we encourage you to refer your child to AzEIP to be screened for eligibility.
Referring Your Child to AzEIP
Initial Screening Process
After your child has been referred to AzEIP, your child will be assigned a Service Coordinator, who will contact you to complete an initial screening to share information about AzEIP and determine the next steps in the screening and eligibility process for services. If your child has delays, but does not have one of the established conditions, the Service Coordinator will use a screening tool to identify areas of concern in the following developmental categories:
- Adaptive Self-help
Based on the results of the screening, the Service Coordinator will either refer your child for an evaluation, or confirm that your child is not eligible for services through AzEIP at this time.
If your child has one of the established conditions, or the initial screening identifies a significant delay, you will be contacted to make an appointment for two evaluators to come to your home and discuss your child’s development and complete an evaluation to determine eligibility.