What does the program do?
ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. ECI provides each family with the tools they need to incorporate instruction and therapy in their child’s day-to-day activities. The activities promote growth and development in a natural environment and throughout daily routines. ECI is a parent support program helping families help their children reach their full potential through developmental services including: screening & assessment; physical, occupational & speech language therapy; Specialized Skills Services; Case Management & other supportive services. If you have concerns about how your baby or toddler is growing and learning, talk to your child’s doctor, and contact ECI at the numbers listed below.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)-Home visitation program that serves as a catalyst for change at all levels- family, school, and community - by increasing school readiness and parental involvement. • Services to families with children from 3 - 5 years old. • Must be 3 years old on or before September 1st• 30 weeks of high quality school readiness activities. • Activities and lessons focus on skills outlined in the Texas Education Agency Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines. • Skills to empower parents to be their child’s first teacher. • A+ HIPPY supplemental program aims to increase social, play, and language skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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