First Connections, Arkansas
First Connections is Arkansas’ early intervention program under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). First Connections serves infants and toddlers birth to age 3 with certain levels of developmental delay or a diagnosed condition likely to result in developmental delay, as well as their families. Participation in early intervention is at no cost to families with an eligible infant or toddler. First Connections is a statewide, comprehensive early intervention network of qualified, dedicated professionals that works with families to create custom-designed plans to meet each child’s needs while providing information, support, and services to help them assist their child in reaching his/her potential. Services include assistive technology/adaptive equipment, audiology, family training, counseling, home visits, health services, medical services, nursing services, nutrition services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, service coordination services, sign language and cued language services, social work services, developmental therapy, speech-language pathology services, transportation and related costs, and vision services.