Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)
"The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) is Arizona’s statewide, interagency system of supports and services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. As required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Governor of Arizona has established a State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers (ICC) made up of family members, providers, state agency representatives and other community members.
The ICC advises and assists the Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (DES/AzEIP), and its partner agencies to administer, promote, coordinate and improve early intervention for families and professionals. The purpose of the ICC is to advise and assist the Department of Economic Security (DES), as lead agency for early intervention in Arizona in the following areas:
The development and implementation of early intervention policies.
The full participation, coordination and cooperation of all appropriate public agencies in early intervention.
Seeking information about any federal, state or local policies that facilitate and/or impede timely service delivery and taking steps to ensure that any policy, rule or statute problems are resolved."