Early Intervention

Alabama’s Early Intervention System


Satellite Office in Homewood, Alabama

236 Goodwin Crest Drive, Homewood, Alabama 35209


AEIS provides supports and services for infants and toddlers birth through age 36 months who have a medical diagnosis that can delay normal development or who have a developmental delay causing the child to not meet developmental milestones. AEIS also prepares infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays for transition to the Alabama State Department of Education’s and local school systems’ preschool program for 3- to 5-year-olds.

Provided in Childs Natural Environment (Home, Daycare, Etc.):

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Service Coordination
  • Parent and Family Education

*Free service provided by the state for those who qualify

Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind


205 East South Street, Talladega, Alabama 35160


Alabama School for the Blind

  • Provides traditional and non-traditional programs and educational experiences for children ages 3 to 21 who are blind or have low vision as residential or day students.

Alabama School for the Deaf

  • Provides quality individualized educational programs, unique experiences, and fully accessible services for students who are deaf and hard of hearing that empower them to be functioning, productive and responsible members of society.

Helen Keller School

  • Provides a functional-based instruction to sensory-impaired students with multiple disabilities and/or deaf-blindness using an individualized approach to living and work skill development.

E.H. Gentry

  • A full service vocational and educational rehabilitation program which serves adults under the umbrella of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Provides quality job skills, adjustment, and academic services to individuals with disabilities, which will promote independence and lead to employment.




Serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families through comprehensive and quality programming, advocacy efforts, education and awareness.

  • Speech, physical and occupational therapists visit the child’s home, day-care, or pre-school
  • Social and psychological services also provided
  • Special instruction and parent training
  • Not based on income

*Families may self-refer or be referred by a pediatrician

The Bell Center 


1700 29th Court South, Homewood, Alabama 35209


Serves children from birth to 3 years old, with a diagnosis, a developmental delay, or who are at risk for developmental delay.  

  • Speech/Language Therapy 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Parent Training
  • Each child works with members of their own transdisciplinary team

Private pay with scholarship options

No diagnosis required

The Children’s of Alabama Early Intervention Services



CEI provides services to children demonstrating delays in motor, cognitive, language, social, and/or self-help development. A comprehensive, family-centered program designed to meet the special needs of infants, toddlers and their families. CEI provides developmental enrichment services to typically developing children and their families through Group Peer Program.

Ages Birth to 3 years old

Child’s Play 


Birmingham: 205.978.9939

Email: info@childsplaytherapycenter.com

3057 Lorna Road, Suite 220, Hoover, Alabama 35216

Chelsea: 205.618.8095


48 Chesser Crane Road, Suite I, Chelsea, Alabama 35043

Huntsville: 256.837.2470


4900 University Square, Suite 24, Huntsville, Alabama 35816

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Special Programming
  • Camps/Groups



Email: info@eastersealsbham.org


Offers pediatric therapy services for children with various disabilities ages 0-21, regardless of ability to pay.

  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Pediatric Feeding Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Room

JCCEO Head Start Program


Email: cpoindexter@jcceo.org (Carmelita Pointdexter, Deputy Director of Child Development Services)


Provides a curriculum that encourages children 3 to 5 years old to be involved in the learning process.

  • Teaches children about life, their communities and the world
  • Protects and enhances the health and safety of the children
  • Meets nutritional needs
  • Involves parents in the program to enhance parental abilities

*Classrooms located in Bessemer, Homewood, Jefferson County, Midfield and Tarrant school systems

Mitchell’s Place


4778 Overton Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35210


  • Early Learning Preschool
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
  • Occupation Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Group Programs

Ages 2-6

Puzzle Piece


Email: puzzlepiece@aol.com

3140 Cahaba Heights Road, Suite 102, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35243


Trained therapists treat children ages 2 to 18 with autism, ADHD, apraxia, Downs Syndrome, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and sensory processing disorder.

  • 1:1 Therapy Sessions
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Skills Development
  • Orton-Gillingham Reading Program
  • IEP Consultations
  • Handwriting/Fine Motor Skills
  • Behavioral Management
  • ILS Integrated Listening
  • ILP Interactive Language
  • Self-Regulation
  • Reading/Writing Comprehension
  • Visual Processing
  • Dyslexia Clinic

UAB Early Head Start program



933 19th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294

  • Home-Based Program
  • Free
  • Weekly Home-Based Early Childhood Education
  • Health and Nutritional Support Services 
  • Socialization Activities
  • Vocational Training
  • Child Care Services
  • Parent Training
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Disability Services
  • Mental Health Referral Services
  • Transportation Services

United Ability


100 Oslo Circle, Birmingham, Alabama 35211


Offers programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old of all abilities to learn, play and grow together to develop understanding, acceptance, and caring for one another.

  • Ability Clinic
  • Physician services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Pain Management
  • Spasticity Management
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Assistive Technology
  • Hand In Hand Early Intervention
  • Service Coordination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occuptational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Home and Daycare Sessions
  • Hand In Hand Learning Program

Woolley Institute of Spoken Language – W.I.S.E.


Email: Nancy.gregg@wise4al.org


Comprehensive therapy and educational programs for children who are deaf and hard of hearing

  • Professional education for parents, teachers, audiologists, speech-language pathologists
  • Half-day program with noise controlled, language-rich, preschool environment
  • Auditory verbal therapy sessions
  • Ages birth to 3 years old
  • Free

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