In Pennsylvania, a child between 3 years of age and the school district' s age to begin school who has a developmental delay or one or more of the physical or mental conditions as listed on page 1, is identified as an "eligible young child." The parents of these children have the same rights described previously in this document.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education is responsible for providing programs and services to eligible young children under Act 212 of 1990, the Early Intervention Services System Act. Screening for preschool children is available from the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU). To schedule an appointment for screening, or for additional information, please call CAIU Preschool Program Supervisor, at 717-732-8400 ext. 8557 or the Departmen of Special Education at 717-938-9577.