In New Mexico, Part C early intervention services are provided under the Department of Health Family Infant Toddler (FIT) program. The FIT program is a state and federally funded entitlement program for families whose child is under the age of three and has, or is at risk for, a developmental delay or disability. Early intervention services may begin at any time between birth and age three; however, when early intervention is needed, the earlier it is provided, the better the outcome for the child and family.
How much does it cost?
All early intervention services are free to families.
There is no charge regardless of your family’s health insurance status.
The FIT program’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health related needs of their infant or toddler. The FIT program ensures that families receive support and services that are:
- Family Centered
- Based on Relationships
- Focused on the Strength of the Child and Family
- Provided in Natural Environments (where the child lives, learns and plays)
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Developmental Instruction
- Family Counseling
- Transition to Preschool
Evaluation and Services are 100% Free
Los Pasitos partners with families to nurture and advocate for their child’s development through coaching and modeling in their natural environment so that parents and caregivers can shine while helping their child reach their full potential one tiny step at a time.