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Early Intervention

Early Intervention PhotoEarly Intervention services give children with disabilities the best start in life.

Serving the Youngest Among Us

The biggest developmental impacts happen before age three when our brains are supercharged to learn and grow. That’s why Benchmark Human Services is involved in all aspects of care for the youngest among us — from overseeing regional programs to providing hands-on services through federal and state programs. Early Intervention services help babies and toddlers with disabilities or delays learn new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life including physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and communication skills.

Infant & Toddler Services

This program ensures that families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services in the child’s natural environment. Additionally, Benchmark provides guidance, education, evaluation, and developmental direction to families and their young children, along with an array of specialized therapeutic support.

Benchmark’s Infant and Toddler programs are based in:

  • Connecticut: Serving Danbury, Bridgeport, and Stratford areas
    (866) 417-7202
  • Florida: Miami, FL
    (305) 929-8705
  • Indiana: Serving Elkhart, St. Joseph, LaGrange, and Lake counties
    (888) 596-6290
  • Missouri: Serving St. Louis and the surrounding areas
    (314) 453-9203
  • Montana: Serving DDP Region 2
    (866) 235-4700
  • Virginia: Serving Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, and the cities of Alexandria and Arlington
    (703) 342-4690

System Point of Entry

In St. Louis, Missouri, Benchmark administers the state contract coordinating care for families as they enter and navigate through the early intervention system, generally called the System Point of Entry (SPOE). SPOE also coordinates providers’ care schedules with families and providers’ state training requirements. The program serves families of St. Charles and St. Louis counties and St. Louis City in Missouri.  For updates about services and activities, providers and parents may access:

  • “Like” us on Facebook at StLouisAreaFirstSteps
  • Call (866) 738-9807
  • To learn more about Missouri First Steps, please visit their website.