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EIDBI

Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI)

Its  services provides treatment and support for individuals with Autism  Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related conditions. EIDBI also provides  education, training and support for families and caregivers to support  the individual’s development. Treatment is provided within the community  or the person’s home. EIDBI services are person-centered and based on  the values, culture, and preferences of the person and family.

To be eligible for EIDBI services, a person must:

  •     Be under 21-years-old
  •     Have ASD or a related condition
  •     Not need 24-hour medical supervision
  •     Be  enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA), Minnesota Care, Minnesota Tax  Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA), or other qualifying health  care program
  •     Meet medical necessity criteria for EIDBI services as deteremined during the comprehensive evaluation process

Treatment begins with a Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation  (CMDE) to determine the person’s eligibility and medical need for EIDBI  services. Information gathered during the CMDE is also used to develop  the person’s individual treatment plan (ITP) for EIDBI services. 

EIDBI services focus on supports that help an individual:

  •     Interact with others
  •     Learn and play
  •     Improve functional communication
  •     Build independence
  •     Meet medical necessity criteria for EIDBI services as deteremined during the comprehensive evaluation process
  •     Focus on goals that lead to an improvement in a person’s quality of life
  • Have their wishes honors in family, school and community life

Services are provided by qualified EIDBI providers and supervised by a qualified supervising professional (QSP).


Our EIDBI providers utilize proven methods and a variety of best  practices with treatment intervention options based in developmental and  behavioral science to meet the unique needs of each person and family.

EIDBI services may include:

  •      Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) Development and Progress Monitoring
  •     Individual and Group Intervention
  •     Intervention Observation and Direction
  •     Family / Caregiver Training and Counseling
  •     Coordinated Care Conference

Treatment interventions may include:

  •     Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
  •     Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based (DIR®)/Floortime model
  •     PLAY Project
  •     Relationship Development Intervention (RDI).
  •     Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA