The Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia (PIPS)
The Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia ensures that all children from birth to three years of age who are developmentally delayed, or who have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay, will receive appropriate and timely early intervention services.
The goals of early intervention are to:
- Identify early the unique needs of both the families and their infants and toddlers with disabilities.
- Provide assistance that supports families in reaching their goals for themselves and their children.
Referrals to PIPS come from parents or other family members, pediatricians and other physicians, social services, health departments and other community agencies.
Some reasons for referral include:
- premature birth
- low birth weight
- delay in speech, motor, learning, social-emotional or self-help development
- vision or hearing impairment
- feeding difficulties
- fetal alcohol/drug exposure
- a diagnosed medical or genetic condition
Entitled services can include service coordination, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, assistive technology, family training and counseling, and special instruction.
Infant Intervention - PIPS (Parent Infant Program on the Shore)
15150 Merry Cat
Belle Haven, Virginia 23306
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