What is Early
Early On® Oakland is a system of
services for families of children birth to three years, who have a health condition or a developmentally
The system includes a collection of activities, supports, services and resources provided by many different agencies and programs. Early On® Oakland helps you find the individual support that your child and family needs.
How can Early
On® Oakland help?
If that little voice inside your
head is telling you that something isn't "quite right" with your baby or
toddler, don't wait to reach out for help. The first
years of a child's life are too important to let slip by. Don't
wait to see if your little one "outgrows" your concern. Working on
delays and concerns early means that children have a good chance for a great
start in life.
Put your mind at ease, and give your child the
help he or she may need by calling Early On® Oakland today!
For free information and resources about your
child's development, call 248.209.2084 or toll-free at
Who can receive Early
On® Oakland Services?
Early On® Oakland is
available to any Oakland County family with a child from birth to age three who
has a developmental delay or an established medical condition.
What happens when I
A Referral Specialist will discuss your concerns and connect you with a Service Coordinator. The Service Coordinator will
set up a developmental evaluation to see how your child is learning and growing.
The evaluation can be done anywhere your family or child spends time and should
work into your family's schedule. The evaluation process will determine if your
child is eligible for Early On®, and the kinds of support your family
What if my child is
eligible for Early On® Oakland?
Coordinator will help you think about the changes you would like to see for your
child. Services and supports are coordinated through an Individual Family
Service Plan (IFSP). An IFSP is your family's plan of action.
How does Early
You and your Service Coordinator will
decide what is best for your family. You will talk about activities, the things
you can do every day, or programs where your child can learn and play with
others. Your family may also need other supports like information or resources
to help your child grow and develop. A few children may need extra help, and you
and your Service Coordinator may decide your child needs special services to go
along with the activities and supports. Examples of these services include
family counseling, nursing services, nutritional counseling, audiology services,
and physical, occupational or speech therapies.
information, call Early On® Oakland today!
248.209.2084 or toll-free at 866.456.2084