White Earth Nation

Early Intervention Program

About Our Program
The White Earth Early Intervention Program offers comprehensive child and family centered intervention services for children between the ages of birth and 6 years old. Services are provided by the State through this program based on the needs and preferences outlined by the individualized goals and objectives of children with special needs and their families. These individualized plans are developed by a special team including the child’s family.

For children under three years of age and their families, these plans are called Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Children of this age are most often seen in their home.

For children three to six years of age, these plans are called Individualized Education Plan (IEP). These children are most often seen in the Head Start setting.

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Types of Services
The White Earth Early Intervention Program provides many services for children between the ages of birth and six:

Helps your monitor the physical, social, and mental development of your child.

Provides professional diagnostic services in the areas of speech, language, hearing, motor skills, personal-social skills, functional vision, adaptive skills and intellectual development.

Provides teachers, speech/language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, assistive technology and service coordinators for children with diagnosed disabilities.

All individuals and their families with developmental disabilities are receiving culturally appropriate and quality services that will enable them to become integrative and productive members of their community.

The mission of the White Earth Early Intervention Program is to be the primary voice in the Reservation community on disability related matters. The program will:

• Provide identification and intervention for children with special needs at a critical age to maximize growth and development.
• Educate and train parents in methods to facilitate their development.
• Meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.


“I believe in me and my people.
I believe in our language and culture.
I believe in our land and our way of life,
I believe in the teaching of the elders.”
-Dr. Frank Dukepoo


P.O. Box 418, White Earth, MN  56591
Phone: (218) 983-3285, ext. 5306