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:

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