Early Intervention (EI) Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialty Services

Specialty Services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Early Intervention (EI)

Table of Contents

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Services: Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are eligible for Early Intervention services based on their diagnosis. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is contracted with 22 Specialty Service Provider (SSP) agencies to provide EIBI services to children 0-3 years old with this diagnosis.

Process of referral to SSP

  • If a child receives an autism diagnosis and is under the age of three, they are eligible in Massachusetts for Specialty Service Provider EI services.
  • The EI service coordinator working with this child and family will discuss EIBI SSP services with the family.
  • Each family will be given a list of providers in their geographical area (catchment area) and those providers will receive a referral and the family can choose to go through this referral process.

Early Intensive Behavior Intervention Services provided to children and families

  • Direct services from a team of specialists providing home-based Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention
  • Focused on building skills in language, social, and play domains
  • Assessments conducted to implement an individualized treatment plan
  • Parent collaboration and training
  • Family input and individualized treatment
  • Consultation and training for early intervention staff
  • Collaboration with Early Intervention professionals

Find an Early Intervention ASD provider

Provider documents

Additional Resources

Contact   for Early Intervention (EI) Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialty Services


Emily White, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, Director, Early Intervention Division Email Early Intervention Division at


Call to refer a child or learn more about Early Intervention

For business inquiries


250 Washington St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02108

Help Us Improve Mass.gov  with your feedback

Please do not include personal or contact information.