About the Alliance for Infants and Toddlers

The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers

The Alliance for Infants and Toddlers is the Service Coordination unit for families of children receiving Early Intervention services (birth to three years of age) in Allegheny County.  Early Intervention is a variety of supports and services designed to build and enhance the natural learning that occurs in the early years. Supports and services are provided in the home, child care site and other community settings identified by the family. Any child, age birth to three years, living in Allegheny County is eligible for a developmental evaluation through Early Intervention.

Eligibility

The following conditions must be met in order to be eligible for early intervention.

  • Infants and Toddlers (birth to three years of age residing in Allegheny County) who:
    • Have a 25% delay or who score 1.5 standard deviations below the mean in one or more areas of development.
    • Have a diagnosis or condition that has a high probability of leading to a developmental delay.
    • Have a determination from specialists that there is a delay even though it does not show up on an assessment. (Informed Clinical Opinion)
    • Are “at risk” of developing a delay due to any of the following:
      • Birth weight less than 3 pounds 5 ounces (1500 grams)
      • Stay in a hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
      • Born to chemically dependent mothers
      • Involvement with Children, Youth and Family Service
      • Confirmed high lead level

Getting Started

If you are concerned about your child’s development or would like to know more about Early Intervention services, contact the Alliance at 412-885-6000 or fill out this contact form. Referrals for Early Intervention services can be made by parents or guardians. With parental permission, physicians, medical personnel, other community agencies and other family members can also make referrals to the Alliance.

More Information

For more information on the Alliance for Infants and Toddlers, please visit the Alliance for Infants and Toddlers website or call 412.885.6000

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The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

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