The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) is Arizona’s statewide interagency system of services and supports for families of infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays. AzEIP is established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which provides eligible children and their families access to services to enhance the capacity of families and caregivers to support the child’s development.
In Arizona, a Team-Based approach is used to provide early intervention services. AzEIP contracts with private providers, known collectively as Team-Based Early Intervention Services (TBEIS) providers; to provide individualized support to all potentially-eligible and eligible children, and their families, within a given geographic region in Arizona. TBEIS providers work collaboratively with the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) to provide services for children eligible for these service providing agencies.
The maps included on this page reflect the geographic service regions of AzEIP.
Supporting Children by Improving Family Outcomes (13:19)
All programs that serve young children and their families can improve outcomes for children by making a difference for their families. This video describes the importance of supporting families, collecting data on family outcomes, and using the data to improve the program. Using the family data collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education’s Part C/Early Intervention Program as an example, this video highlights how three families who received early intervention benefitted from support to their family. This video is a companion to the video Child Outcomes: Step-By-Step.
Intended audience: Program staff, leaders, and families in all programs for young children, including early care and education, early childhood special education, early intervention, childcare, and Head Start.
Source: Edelman, L. (Producer) (2017) Supporting Children By Improving Family Outcomes (Video). Published collaboratively by the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy); the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA); the Desired Results Access Project, Napa County Office of Education, funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division; and collaborating partners.