Prairie Lakes AEA 8 (Spencer Office)

23 East 7th Street, Spencer, IA, USA

Phone 7122624704 | Fax 7122625114


Program: Early ACCESS

Early ACCESS is an early intervention system of services provided to families. Services provide support and resources to help assist families enhance children’s development through everyday learning environments. Common areas are talking, moving, seeing, listening, thinking, eating, or playing. Every child is eligible for an evaluation. The evaluation will determine eligibility for further services.

Services:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Audiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Family Training/Counseling
  • Health Services
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Speech Language Therapy
  • Vision
  • Transportation

Intake Process:

Call the Iowa Family Support Network at 1.888.425.4371, your local Area Education Agency, or local Child Health Specialty Clinic.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


Early Childhood Services provides support and resources to help assist families enhance children’s development through everyday learning environments. Common areas are talking, moving, seeing, listening, thinking, eating, or playing. In addition, a team of professionals with expertise in early childhood special education provide interventions to support children with special health, behavioral, or developmental needs.

Early Childhood Services also provide training and work directly with early childhood providers in community settings such as preschool, child care, and Head Start programs.

Services:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Audiology
  • Family Training and Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological Services
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Special Instruction
  • Vision Services

Eligibility:

Children ages 3 through 5 and early childhood providers serving this age group.

Intake Process:

Contact your local Area Education Agency.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


The program provides parents and educators with opportunities to work together in positive ways to improve educational programs for children with special needs. The staff provide support and information to families individually and through parent workshops and support groups.

Services:

  • Family training and support
  • Facilitate links between families, schools, and community agencies.
  • Education on parent/student rights and responsibilities
  • Publish newsletters
  • Library to loan books, pamphlets, and video and audiotapes on Special Education
  • Support for managing challenging behaviors at home.

Eligibility:

Families with children who have a disability, age birth through 21, educators, and other individuals who work with people with disabilities.

Intake Process:

Contact the program coordinator assigned to your school district.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: KIDS Program

The Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency KIDS program provides home-based family support, parent education, and child development services to families raising young children. The goals are to increase the ability of parents to provide positive parenting, strengthen the relationship between parents and children, and nurture a sense of competence and success within families.

Services:

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website