The referral is simply a recommendation to have a child evaluated to see if they are eligible. The referral starts the Early On process. It occurs because of a concern about the child’s development or health issue.
Once Early On receives a referral, your family will receive a notice that Early On has been contacted. This notice includes an Early On Parental Consent form asking your permission to evaluate your child for Early On services. The notice will also contain a copy of your family rights and procedural safeguards, including information about how Early On protects your confidentiality.