FIT Program - Early Intervention

What is the age of children served?

Birth to age 3

Who is eligible?

If you are concerned that your child has a developmental delay or disability a local FIT provider agency will conduct a developmental evaluation to see if your child is eligible under one of the following eligibility categories: Developmental delay of over 25%; Diagnosed established medical condition (examples: Down syndrome and other genetic conditions, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Vision or hearing loss, etc.); Diagnosed biological medical risk (examples: low birth weight, prematurity etc.); or environmental family risk factors. There is no family income requirement.

What services are provided?

An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed to meet the needs of the child and family and services may include developmental instruction; speech, physical and occupational therapy, social work, nursing, family therapy, etc. Early intervention services help families support their child’s development. Services are provided in the family’s home and in the community, including in the classroom if the child is in child care or Early Head Start.

How to Apply

You can apply directly to the FIT program serving your community (in some counties there is a choice of provider agencies). The FIT agency will assign a Family Service Coordinator who will meet with your family and schedule a developmental evaluation to determine your child’s eligibility

Find the FIT Program agency in your county OR call the FIT Program Toll Free at 1-877-696-1472.

For More Information

Visit New Mexico Department of Health.