The EHDI program staff are responsible for creating, operating, and continuously improving a system of services which assures that:
Every child born with a permanent hearing loss is identified before 3 months of age and provided with timely and appropriate intervention services before 6 months of age.
Every family of an infant with hearing loss receives culturally-competent family support as desired.
All newborns have a "medical home."
Effective newborn hearing screening tracking and data management systems are linked with other relevant public health information systems.
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is established by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Emphasis is given to the impact of implementing PBIS on the social, emotional and academic outcomes for students with disabilities.