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 to the Child Development Infoline (CDI)

CDI care coordinators will ask for your developmental concerns,  child medical information, and  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. CDI  offers supports to match every family’s needs, including other state programs such as Help Me Grow.  CDI is the gateway to help for pregnant women, children, their families and providers. Click here for information in English and Spanish.

If you are not the parent, CDI must speak with the parent and get consent to forward their personal information to a Birth to Three program.  Please tell the family why you are concerned about their child’s development, how Birth to Three can help them help their child, and to accept the free evaluation done in their home or the child care setting.

Evaluation, Eligibility and Sharing Results

Early Development
Screening for Developmental Delays or Autism       Developmental Screening Toolkit                                               Screening for Lead
Who Can Refer a Child?
Referral Guide for Health Care Providers                 Medical Referrals and Established Conditions


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

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