Northland-Rural Therapy Associates
The Arizona Early Intervention Program
This program provides support to families of children with disabilities or
developmental delays. Children qualify for this program up until their 3rd
birthday. The focus of the program is to help families build on their
children's strengths, as well as enhance and promote their growth,
development and learning. We provide service to Coconino County
residents, excluding the Navajo Nation and Colorado Strip.
When a child is referred to AzEIP, the family is contacted and given
information about early intervention services and eligibility. If the family is
interested, arrangements are made to meet at a time and place convenient for the
family, in order to begin the initial planning process (IPP). The IPP includes
evaluation/assessment, eligibility determination, and the development of an
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for eligible children. During visits with
the family, information about the child's development, health and medical history
is gathered, and the family's concerns interests and priorities are explored.
Information may be gathered by reviewing existing medical records, observation,
and/or formal evaluation.

If the child is eligible for the early intervention program, family
members, a service coordinator, individuals involved in the evaluation/assessment
process, and others the family wishes to include, work as a team to develop desired
outcomes related to the child's development. These outcomes are the foundation of
the IFSP. The team members share information and resources, and identify
strategies, activities, supports and services related to the these outcomes.
AzEIP Eligibility
A child is considered to be developmentally delayed when s/he has not reached
50% of the
developmental milestones expected at her/his chronological age, in
one of more of the following areas:
  • Cognitive development
  • Physical development, including vision and hearing
  • Communication development
  • Social or emotional development
  • Self-help/adaptive development

Established conditions that have a high probability of developmental delay
include, but are not limited to:
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Significant auditory impairment
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Significant visual impairment
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Neural tube defects
  • Periventricular leukomalacia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Failure to thrive
Anyone can make a referral:

Call 928-779-1679 or
Toll free 866-779-1679
Fax 928-779-2822

We will ask you for the child's name and birth date as
well as the names, address and phone numbers of the
guardians and the reason for the referral.