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What is Early Intervention through the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) program?

Graphic that communicates the steps 1. Recognize a developmental delay 2. Refer a child birth to 3 years to a FIT program 3. Access other early childhood therapy services as needed 4. If child is 3-5 years old, refer to a Child Find school program

Early Intervention services include a range of targeted services to help young children who are not meeting their developmental milestones or have special developmental needs. FIT provides free early intervention services to infants and toddlers, age birth to 3 who have a developmental delay or who may be at risk for developmental delays. Different types of specialists work with young children and their families to help increase their chances for success in school and life.

Anyone with a concern about a child’s development may make a referral to a FIT agency. This includes parents, guardians, foster parents and family members, pediatricians, other physicians, social workers, nurses, childcare providers, or others who know the child.

Note: A child can receive services from both a NMFIT program and an outpatient therapy provider.

Tip sheet about the FIT program

FIT Provider List - A list of the Early Intervention agencies around the state who contract with the NM Family Infant Toddler program.