The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) is the statewide system of services and supports for families of infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays. The purpose of early intervention is to help families help their children develop to their full potential.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is the lead agency for AzEIP. Within DES, the office of the Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP) is designated to carry out the functions and activities of administrating the system, including identification and coordination of resources available to AzEIP families and children from federal, state and local resources, the administration of funds available to the program, and the assignment of financial responsibility to ensure eligible children and their families receive the early intervention services needed to support learning and development.
DES/AzEIP works together with DES, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and other DES programs, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) and other community resources to implement the Arizona Early Intervention Program.