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Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)



The LBL 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
  • Intellectual Disability
  • 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.

Referral Form

You may download a referral form below and fax it to one of our locations:

EI/ECSE Referral & Referral Feedback Form

Linn and Benton Counties – Fax:

Lincoln County – Fax:

EI/ECSE – Contact

Linn & Benton County EI/ECSE -
Program Administrator:

Debbie McPheeters
877.589.9751 (toll free)

Dixie School
33461 SE Peoria Road
Corvallis, Oregon 97333

Lincoln County EI/ECSE -
Program Administrator:

Autumn Belloni

420 NE 12th Street
Newport, Oregon 97365