EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT OF LEAD IS DANGEROUS TO A CHILD
If your child’s blood lead level is five micrograms per deciliter or higher, your child is automatically eligible for Early Intervention. Early Intervention supports families with children birth to age 3 who have elevated blood lead levels so they can have the best possible start in life.
Any child with a confirmed elevated blood lead level of five micrograms per deciliter or greater or developmental concerns should be referred to Early Intervention right away. You or your healthcare provider can refer your child for Early Intervention. The process is simple.
HOW EARLY INTERVENTION CAN HELP
Early Intervention can support families with children with elevated blood lead levels by:
- Connecting you to resources to get rid of lead and access safe housing;
- Supporting your family in improving your child’s natural learning environment where your child lives and plays;
- Helping you manage your child’s behaviors and physical health concerns;
- Supporting your child’s healthy nutrition, hygiene, development, and learning needs; and
- Helping you find pre-K and special education services if your child needs them, or other services when your child transitions out of Early Intervention.