Effective September 1, 2011, a child under the age of 3 will be eligible for ECI services if he or she:
Has a medically diagnosed condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay. This has not changed.
Has an auditory or visual impairment as determined by school district personnel using Texas Education Agency criteria. This has not changed.
Has a delay of at least 25% in one or more areas of development (motor, communication, cognition, social-emotional or self-help). This is slightly more delay than would have been required in the past.
The new eligibility criteria will apply to children who enroll in the program on September 1, 2011 or after. Eligibility will be re-determined at least annually, as required by federal regulations. Children’s continuing eligibility is based on having a medically diagnosed condition, auditory/visual impairment or evidence of a developmental delay. To see a list of conditions, please click here.