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Health Care Professional Support for Early Child Development

Infant and Child Development Services is an early intervention home visiting program for families with young children. This program promotes the development of young children who may be developing more slowly than expected, or are at risk of doing so due to medical or birth complications.

When a family is referred to the program, an infant development consultant will connect with the family. They will:

  • Provide regular home visits to assess and monitor the child's development
  • Develop plans to help the child achieve optimum development
  • Educate the family on healthy growth and development
  • Connect families with other services and supports as needed

Who is eligible

Infants and children, from birth to 2 years of age, can be referred if they:

  • Have been diagnosed with or are at risk of developmental delay(s)
  • Were premature
  • Are a multiple, for example, a twin or triplet
  • Had trauma at birth
  • Have a family history of developmental delay(s)
  • Had prenatal exposure to substance use

Who can make a referral

Referrals can be made with family consent by:

  • Health care professionals
  • Allied health care professionals

Make a referral

Option 1: Fill out the online form

Option 2: Print and fax the form to 905-688-5100

More information

Contact Niagara Parents at 905-684-7555 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7555, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

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