Child and Family Connection #23


About Us


Child and Family Connections #23 is one of 25 Early Intervention agencies in the state of Illinois which serve as  single points of entry for referrals of children ages birth to 3 with developmental delays.

Referrals are accepted from a variety of  sources, including physicians, health departments, family members,  hospitals, early intervention agencies, etc.

Generally, children must show a 30% delay in any developmental area or have a qualifying diagnosis to be eligible for Early Intervention Services.

Our goal is to make your Early Intervention experience a positive one.

Please call us with any questions regarding your child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), therapists providing services  in your home, resource and referral information, family fees,  transition to a 3-5 program, or any other concerns you may have.

Our Staff

Charity Heifner,  Program Manager / LIC Coordinator

Kathy Neal,  Social Emotional Consultant

Gwen Wurst,  Parent Liaison

Megan Appel,  Service Coordinator

Sherri Greifzu,  Service Coordinator

Bethany Phelps,  Service Coordinator

Denise Stricklin,  Service Coordinator

Contact Us

Phone: 1-800-463-2759


Fax: 618-378-3127

Child and Family Connections #23 is funded by the Department of Human  Services under Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District. Serving: Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne & White Counties