Referrals and Eligibility

Parents: Are you worried that your baby or toddler’s development may be delayed?

Medical Providers: Does your developmental screening of a young patient indicate a need for in-depth evaluation?

The Connecticut Birth to Three System helps families understand their infant or toddler’s development, identify a  delay, and guides families to support their eligible child and connect to their community.

Referrals are made through the Child Development Infoline (CDI)

CDI care coordinators will ask for your developmental concerns about the infant or toddler,  medical information, and current developmental skills matching the child’s age.  Birth to Three eligibility is limited to children younger than three years who have significant delays or disabilities.

If you are not the parent, CDI must reach the parent and get their consent to forward their  personal information to the Birth to Three program.  Please tell the family why you are concerned about their child’s development and how Birth to Three supports can help them to help their child.

The evaluation is free and can be done in the family’s home or the child’s day care setting.  Parents actively participate in the developmental evaluation to ensure the information collected  is complete and accurate.

CDI  offers supports to match every family’s needs, including other state programs such as Help Me Grow.   To learn about all of the supports available by contacting CDI,  click here for information in English and Spanish.  CDI is the gateway to help for pregnant women, children, their families and providers.

Early Development

When to Refer
Screening for Developmental Delays or Autism                    Developmental Screening Toolkit

Screening for Lead
Who Can Refer a Child?

Connecting Health and Developmental Supports

Birth to Three, Health Care providers and Families all work together to meet children’s needs.

Referral Guide for Health Care Providers

Medical Referrals and Established Conditions 

Evaluation and Assessment


Sharing Results
Parent Consent to Share Information Form


Referral Data by Town or Receiving Program (large 7-10 Mb Excel file)

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