What is the Infant Learning Program?
The Infant Learning Program assures that services are available for families with infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months of age) with special needs. These services support families and promote the growth and development of children in their critical early years.
Services may include screening, assessment, special instruction, family support and therapies to meet the child’s unique developmental needs.
All families with children birth to 36 months of age are encouraged to have their child(ren) screened on a regular basis to ensure they are developing within normal limits and any delays can be identified early. Children may qualify for services through ILP if they have been diagnosed with a condition (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, etc.), are at risk for or show significant delays in one or more developmental areas including; communication, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social/emotional, and self help skills.
Developmental screenings or evaluations are available at no cost to families. There may be a fee for some services, such as occupational, physical or speech therapy. These services may be billed to Medicaid, Denali Kid Care, private insurance, and to families.
Children with diagnosed conditions or who have a 50% delay may qualify for assistance from ILP to help cover these fees.