Each state has its own rules for which kids qualify. In most states, kids must have either:
A developmental delay, or
A specific health condition that will probably lead to a delay. This includes things like certain genetic disorders, birth defects, and hearing loss.
In a few states, kids may get services if they’re at risk for a developmental delay because of factors like low birth weight, drug exposure, and other environmental issues. Explore the rules in your state in this chart from the
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.
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