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We are dedicated to promoting high expectations and improving the lives of Vermont infants and toddlers with complex developmental and medical needs. We do so by supporting teams including families. During the first three years of life, critical development occurs in many areas. Babies are learning to move their bodies, use language, explore their world, and connect with family. For a child with complex needs, specialized supports can be essential to help nurture these skills.

The VT I-Team EI Project is a project of the University of Vermont's Center on Disability and Community Inclusion. The Center is part of a nation-wide network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Our mission is to work with people with disabilities and their families to support full access to home and community activities.

This initiative, previously funded through the Agency of Education now receives funding primarily through Vermont Children's Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) through Medicaid with some additional funds from Vermont Children's Integrated Services (CIS), Vermont Department for Children and Families.

Download Vermont I-Team Early Intervention's Brochure (pdf)


Download Vermont I-Team EI Project Referral (pdf)
Download Vermont I-Team EI Project Parent Permission (pdf)

The child's CIS service coordinator must complete a request for technical assistance.

Please complete both the Referral and the Parent Permissions forms below and return to:
Emma Nelson
CDCI Mann Hall, 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Ave., UVM
Burlington, VT 05405

Or by confidentail fax:
(802) 656-3636 Attn: Emma Nelson

Please note: Children whose third Birthday is within 90 days should be referred to I-Team for 3-22 year-olds. Forms for this TA request can be found on I-Team's referral page.


Who Would Benefit From Our Services?
Teams serving Vermont infants and toddlers birth to 3 years old with complex needs. The child may be eligible if the team is able to answer “yes” to each of the following questions:
  • Is the child between birth and 3 years old and referred to or is receiving Children’s Integrated Services - Early Intervention (CIS-EI)?
  • Does the child have a complex profile of medical and/or developmental needs that significantly impacts participation in daily activities and routines?
  • Does the child require significant individualized supports to access his/her home and community environment?

To find out more about Technical Assistance (TA), TA Activities, and Training, please visit our Project Activities page.


Please visit our Meet Our Team page.


One Plan Meeting Agenda (pdf)
Team Meeting Agenda (pdf)
Collaborative Outcomes Notebook (read-only doc)
Childcare Routines Plan (pdf)
Collaborative Outcomes Process Checklist (pdf)
Family Routine Plans (pdf)

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