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About EI/ECSE

The LBL ESD Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Program (EI/ECSE) provides special education services in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties to children from birth to kindergarten age that are demonstrating a significant developmental delay in one or more areas and/or meet disability eligibility criteria in one of the following categories:

  • Communication Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Mental Retardation
  • Deaf Blindness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Referrals can come directly from the child's family or from others involved with the child. There is no cost for EI/ECSE services to families. Please contact us to start your referral.

Referral & Evaluation FAQ

When should I refer a child for screening and evaluation?

Refer any infant, toddler or preschooler suspected of having a developmental delay, including problems in how they:

  • See
  • Hear
  • Talk
  • Walk
  • Respond to others
  • Play
  • Learn
Who can refer children?
  • Families
  • Child care providers
  • Preschools
  • Friends
  • Physicians
  • Any community agency
Where can I refer a child for screening and evaluation?

All referrals for screening and evaluation go through the designated agency in the county in which the child lives. Find contact information at the top of this page.

What is an IFSP?

An IFSP is a plan of services individualized for each child and family. A team of professionals and the child's parents develop the IFSP. All eligible children with developmental delays or disabilities, from birth to kindergarten age, have an IFSP. The IFSP is a written plan that describes:

  • The child's abilities and needs
  • Services for the child and family
  • Family outcomes related to the child's needs
  • Goals and objectives reflecting both the child's developmental and special education needs.
What services does the EI/ECSE Program provide to children and families?

The focus of Oregon's EI/ECSE services is on building the family's capacity to meet the special needs of the child. This is accomplished by incorporating strategies for promoting the child's development into family and community daily activities.

Is there a cost to families?

There is no cost for EI/ECSE services to families.


LBL ESD
905 4th Avenue SE
Albany, OR 97321-3199
Phone: (541) 812.2600
Fax: (541) 926.6047
E-mail: webmaster@lblesd.k12.or.us

Last Modified: December 09, 2008