Infants & Toddlers


For children with specials needs (birth - 3 years) and their families

What is the Infants & Toddlers Program?

A coordinated effort by county agencies to provide early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and their families.

Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program
A Family Guide to Early Intervention Services in Maryland
MITP Online Referral

Who is eligible?

Children under the age of three (3) who may be experiencing a delay in development, or who have a diagnosed condition that has a high probability of delay, may be eligible for this program.

What is the cost?

There is no cost to families. The program utilizes a variety of funding sources.

Who provides the services?

Early intervention services are provided by:

  • Public Schools
  • Health Departments
  • Department of Social Services
  • Other Public & Private Agencies

What are the Services?

Assistance is provided in identifying your child's needs. Based on these needs, services for your child and family may include:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Audiology
  • Family Education, Counseling & Support
  • Health Services Related to Other Early Intervention Services
  • Medical Services for Diagnosis
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Respite Care
  • Service Coordination
  • Social Work Services
  • Special Instruction
  • Speech / Language Therapy
  • Transportation
  • Vision Services

How Do I Make a Referral?

Anyone can make a referral by calling 410-632-5121.

Developmental Milestones

The following is a list of "rule of thumb" responses to be expected by certain ages. The list is general and should be used only as an indicator of the possibility of potential developmental delays. If you have a concern, please call our office at 410-632-5121. 

Growth and Developmental Milestones - SPANISH

By 3 months

A child will respond to loud noises, demonstrate a social smile, coo, visually follow and object and begin to hold their head erect.

By 6 months

A child will recognize mother, turn head to locate sound or voices, use vowel-like sounds, hold and explore toys and roll from stomach to back.

By 12 months 

A child will bable and begin to speak their first words such as "ma-ma" and "da-da", sit unsupported, follow some simple requests, respond to their name, transfer toys from hand to hand and wave "bye-bye."

By 24 months

A child will point to body parts, obey simple commands (such as "go get your truck"), recognize pictures of objects, say first words, name objects, begin to use two word sentences, walk alone, put shapes in a shape sorter and eat table food independently.

By 3 years

A child will identify objects by function, understand prepositions (in, out), use two or three word sentences, have a vocabulary of at least 900 words, be understood 75% of the time, join in songs, draw a circle or copy a vertical line, and peddle a tricycle.