Mississippi Bend AEA works with families and providers to identify and address specific family concerns and priorities, as they relate to the child’s overall growth and development. In addition, broader family needs and concerns can be addressed by locating other supportive/resource services in the local community for the family and/or child.
If you are concerned about physical or learning delays exhibited in a child, we have caring and compassionate staff who will guide you in the right direction.
Early ACCESS is Iowa’s early intervention system (IDEA Part C) for infants and toddlers under three years old not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay typical development. Early intervention focuses on helping parents and other caregivers so that they can support their child’s growth and development.
Anyone can refer children under the age of three to Early ACCESS, including parents, family members, medical providers, and childcare providers.
Early childhood services focus on age-appropriate growth during the critical early years. Through coaching, and in collaboration with community partners, supports are designed for families to implement in their daily home routines and in the other early childhood settings.