The Early Intervention Section (EIS) is a federal and state-mandated program that provides services to support the development of infant and toddlers from birth to three years of age. Information and support are also provided to parents to increase their knowledge about and ability to support their child’s development. The Department of Health (DOH) is the lead agency for the implementation of Part C, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for the State of Hawaii. Within the DOH, EIS is responsible to ensure that Hawaii meets all the requirements and regulations of Part C of IDEA. For information about Part C, IDEA, please go to https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/reg/idea/part-c/index.html.

Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-140, Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers has been adopted and is effective October 21, 2013.  A letter to EI Stakeholders regarding the changes for Early Intervention and the revised eligibility criteria is here.

IDEA Part C Grant Application for FFY 2021

Click for the Public Notice which includes information on obtaining a copy of the application.
Click to review the Annual State Application Under Part C of IDEA, Federal Fiscal Year 2021.


Family Health Services Division Programs and COVID-19

Early Intervention Section (EIS) has developed guidance for in-person visits that will be offered as a service delivery method beginning April 1, 2021.  The EIS Guidance for In-Person Visits includes safe practices during in-person visits and different levels of service based on the Department of Health, Disease Outbreak Control Division School Guidance which uses two weeks, 7-day averages for case count and percent positivity.  The levels of service includes in-person, blended (i.e., combination of in-person and telepractice), and telepractice.  Phone services is an option when the family does not have access to telepractice.  Families should contact their Care Coordinator for any questions regarding early intervention services for their child.