Early Intensive Developmental & Behavioral Intervention

Early Intensive Developmental & Behavioral Intervention

Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) services is a an array of services for children under age 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related conditions.

EIDBI is a set of targeted and formal interventions intended to improve:

  • Behavioral challenges and self-regulation
  • Cognition
  • Functional communication
  • Learning and play
  • Safety
  • Self-care
  • Social or interpersonal interaction

Children and or young adults to age 21 diagnosed with autism or a related condition are eligible for EIDBI.

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How does it help?

  • Promote children’s and young adults’ development, independence and participation in family, school and community life when development is impacted by symptoms of ASD or related conditions;
  • Educate, train and support their parents and families; and
  • Improve long-term outcomes and the quality of life for people and their families.

EIDBI core services include:

  • Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation to determine whether or not a child or young adult is eligible for EIDBI services, and if so, to make recommendations for treatment.
  • Intensive Intervention to teach skills and help individuals regulate behavior and reach development milestones.
  • Family and Caregiver Counseling and Training to help parents and caregivers understand the individual’s condition, about the treatment plan and how caregivers can help the person generalize skills learned in treatment, and about other resources available to support the person and their family, and how to access them.

Where is it offered?

KFL currently provides a full array of Children and Family services, including family and indivdual skills training, to residents of these counties in Minnesota.

  • Anoka
  • Cook
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Lake
  • Ramsey
  • St. Louis*

*A note on St. Louis County services: we currently only have capacity to serve individuals in Southern St. Louis County.