Coordinates your child’s services through Holly Ridge and in the community if they have an IFSP. They ensure that the IFSP is reviewed every 6 months and a new plan written each year until the child turns 3. They also assist in planning for transition to the school district if your child continues to need services at that time.
A plan similar to an IFSP that is created for children over age 3 who continue to show significant delays in one or more area of development. This plan includes your child’s present levels of development and how their delay affects their participation and progress in the general curriculum.
A comprehensive document created for children from birth to age 3 by a child’s early intervention team (parents, family resources coordinator, and involved therapists and teachers) once a child is found eligible for early intervention services. This plan is driven by family centered outcomes (goals), and includes frequency, location and duration of services provided, funding sources, and how we will know when the outcomes have been achieved. For more detailed information, please go to the Washington Department of Early Learning Site.
Procedures used in accordance with IDEA, Part C, to determine whether a child has a disability and the nature and extent of the early intervention services that the child needs. This Evaluation includes:
Design, implementation and evaluation of an environment to produce improvements in behavior.
Specific training and licensure to provide ABA services.
The approval a parent gives to a program or the county, generally in writing. Consent is always voluntary and a parent may revoke it at any time.
An indication that a child has not attained the expected level of development based on the child’s age. The federal government legislation entitled the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Part C of IDEA sets out the regulations for children birth to age 3.
Settings that are natural or normal for young children without disabilities. This may include the home, a child care setting, or other community settings in which children participate
Statements of changes that parents want to see in their child or family. These statements are part of the IFSP.
A person who is appointed to act in place of the parent when parents are not available to participate in making decisions about their child’s involvement in the Early Intervention Program. A parent may voluntarily designate a surrogate parent.
The process where the children at age 3 will move from the Early Intervention Program to the Preschool Special Education Program or other early childhood supports or services.
The involvement of two or more disciplines or professions in the provision of integrated and coordinated services including evaluation and assessment activities and the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
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An organization with great resources for Early Development and Well Being, Early Learning, Parenting and Advocacy, has many resources for parents, grandparents and care givers.
Visit their site www.zerotothree.org to learn more about:
A Washington state resource for parents, grandparents and care givers of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.
For a list of overnight or day summer camps in Washington State, please visit this online directory. Through this directory, you will also find an article entitled “Sending Your Child to Camp,” and a link to “Planning for Time Away from Home.”
Your legislators NEED to hear from you. Please contact them and share your early intervention story.
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