Early Intervention

Are you concerned about your child’s development? Do you worry that maybe your child could be behind in some areas?

If you have a child age birth to three years who you feel may have a developmental delay, we are here to help.

About EI

  • The program provides free and confidential developmental screenings and assessments to children, birth to 3 years of age, who may not be meeting age-appropriate developmental milestones.
  • Provides services to children who have developmental delays.
  • All services shall be provided in the child’s natural environments, for example: home, daycare, grandparent’s home, community settings, etc.
  • Early Intervention Services are provided at no cost to the family.

Types of Services

  • Independent Evaluations
  • Service Coordination
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Special Instruction – including specialized services for behavioral difficulties
  • Hearing and Vision Services
  • Music Therapy
  • Parent Coaching

Referrals to Early Intervention Services

  • All referrals are processed through SAM, Inc.
  • Referrals are received from parents, physicians, hospitals, daycare providers, community agencies, etc.
  • Huntingdon County Residents should call 814-643-6100
  • Mifflin and Juniata County Residents should call 717-242-0351

Children Being Served as of 07/01/2021 - 226 children and families residing in Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata Counties with an average of 30 referrals per month

EI Service Providers for FY 2021-2022

  • Strawberry Fields, Inc.
  • Sovia Therapy, LLC
  • Huntingdon County PRIDE
  • Compass Community Connections
  • Invo Healthcare, Inc.
  • SAM, Inc.
  • Melissa Gehlman (private Occupational Therapist)
  • Joanne Peters (private Occupational Therapist)
  • Blair Therapies
  • Move and Grow PT, LLC
  • Pro-Care Therapy
  • CenClear
  • Living Unlimited, Inc.
  • Theraplay, Inc.

Contacts for Program

For provider/contract information, questions about EI Program or complaints/grievances – Amy Markley, Early Intervention Program Coordinator 717-242-6467, Extension 103

For referrals, assessments, screenings or any additional information or questions regarding EI Services –  Kathryn Fayman, Early Intervention Supervisor 717-242-0351


SAM Inc. Referral Form

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Reminder for families currently receiving EI Services:

EL Services

Family-friendly early learning newsletters with info and resources for families and early childhood education partners.

·     Learning is Everywhere

·     Kindergarten, Here I Come

·     Kindergarten, Here I Am

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Huntingdon County LICC 

will meet October 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM via Zoom link: https://sam-inc-org.zoom.us/j/82227480222  Passcode: 930693


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  1. Agreement
  1. Budget
  1. Review of last year’s budget
  1. New Business
  1. Child Find Activities
  1. Agency Updates
  1. COVID Updates
  1. Next Meeting

Contact: Kathryn Fayman, EI Supervisor


Family Feedback Needed for the Infant Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention Program

Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Early Intervention Services and Family Supports needs the input from families for ideas on improving the Infant Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention Program. Families are encouraged to join virtually for one, two or all of the input sessions. Families can learn how progress is measured and provide their feedback as targets are set and the State Performance Plan is developed.


•             December 9, 10-11:30 AM (repeat of session on Dec. 15): Engaging families in Early Intervention

•             December 9, 6-7:30 PM: Enrolling children in Early Intervention as early as possible

•             December 15, 12:30-2 PM: Settings where preschoolers in Early Intervention receive services

•             December 15, 6-7:30 PM (Repeat of session on Dec. 9): Engaging families in Early Intervention


For more information, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V3S2Q93