The Alliance For Infants and Toddlers, Inc. was established in 1988 by a Federal grant to assist families of low birth weight infants. In 1992, The Alliance was chosen by Allegheny County as the Early Intervention Service Coordination Agency for families of children, ages birth to three years, who have developmental concerns.
We are the Service Coordination unit for families of children receiving Early Intervention services (birth to three years of age) in Allegheny County.
Early Intervention is a variety of supports and services designed to build and enhance the natural learning that occurs in the early years. Supports and services are provided in the home, child care site and other community settings identified by the family. Any child, age birth to three years, living in Allegheny County is eligible for a developmental screen through Early Intervention.
The Alliance enables families to:
- Locate the most appropriate services for their child and family.
- Focus on positive, practical ways of helping their child with a variety of daily activities.
- Participate in these supports in their home and community.
The Alliance is available to any Allegheny County family if:
- They have concerns about their child's development.
- Their child is at risk for developing delays due to such factors as prematurity or a stay in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
How to Get Started:
- Families: If you have concerns about your child's development or would like to know more about Early Intervention services, contact the Alliance at 412-885-6000.
- Community programs, physicians, other family members: with parental permission, you may refer to the Alliance by calling the above number.