Early Development Network  

Early Development Network (EDN) is supported through the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (state co-lead agencies). These agencies are responsible for planning, implementation, and administration of the Federal Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of IDEA)

There are 28 Planning Regions in Nebraska. Each Planning Region Team (PRT) is made up of parents and representatives from school districts, educational service units, Head Starts, Health and Human Services (HHS), and other agencies or persons responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Early Intervention Act in each local community or region.

Concerned about the health or development of your child?

No two babies ever develop at the same rate or learn to do things at the same exact time. However, if you feel your child (birth to three years) is growing or learning slower than other children the same age, or if your child has been diagnosed with a disability or health condition that affects developmental growth; don't assume your child will "outgrow" this problem. The Early Development Network is here to help every child live a healthy and successful life. 

The Early Development Network, a free, year-round service, is available to answer questions and assist families in finding support. The network is staffed by friendly professionals who will listen and respect your family. Together we will help coordinate resources and services to help the patient and best meet the needs of their family.  Developmental, educational and financial support may include, but is not limited to:

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  • Services Coordination
  • Financial Assistance
  • Parent-to-parent Support
  • Child/Respite Care
  • Healthcare
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Vision Screening
  • Audiology