Prairie Lakes AEA 8…Early Access

Contact Person: Jessica Hawkins, Regional Liason
Business Phone Number: 866-503-4636
Address: 824 Lake Avenue, Suite 105,
City: Storm Lake, IA 50588
If applicable, what is your HOTLINE number: 866-425-4371
Business Website Address: http://www.aea8.k12.ia.us
Counties You Cover: Dickinson, Clay
Description of Services You Offer:

Early ACCESS, formerly known as Iowa’s System of Early Intervention Services, is a partnership between families with young children, birth to age three, and providers from local Public Health, Human Services, Child Health Specialty Clinics, Area Education Agencies (AEA) and other community programs.  The purpose of this system is for families and staff to work together in identifying, coordinating and providing needed services and resources that will help the family to assist their infant or toddler to grow and develop.

What makes you different from other organizations in the area?: Early ACCESS provides services to an infant or toddler under the age of three (birth to age three) who: (1) has a condition or disability that is known to have a high probability of later delays if early intervention services were not provided, or (2) is already experiencing 25% delay in one or more areas of growth or development.

The family and providers work together to identify and address specific family concerns and priorities as they relate to the child’s overall growth and development. In addition, broader family needs and concerns can be addressed by locating other supportive services/resources in the local community for the family and/or child. All services to the child are provided in the child’s natural environment including the home and other community settings where children of the same age without disabilities participate.
Cost of Services: Services provided at NO COST to eligible families.
Services Provided for the Following Ages: Preschool, School Aged