The ELP offers home- and community-based services, as well as tele-intervention, to families in urban and rural areas. ELP staff work in cooperation with the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) in designing and implementing services to families. As part of the early intervention team, teachers prepare and conduct home visits; coordinate and conduct relevant assessments; work with families in understanding sensory impairment; provide families and teams with strategies and activities to support child development and IFSP outcomes; and monitor progress.
We partner with several contractors to ensure a variety of learning opportunities are available to all children and their families. For example, in Maricopa County we partner with Foundation for Blind Children (FBC) to ensure the needs of infants and toddlers who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind have access to appropriate services. In addition, we partner with Flagstaff Medical Center, Arizona State University, Desert Voices Oral Learning Center, and Zimmerman Speech and Hearing Center. We are in the process of strengthening our relationship with the University of Arizona as well to ensure a pipeline of highly qualified teachers and the use of evidence-based practices in the field.