Useful when introducing families to the process involved in accessing early intervention services for an infant or toddler with delays or disabilities
This 5-page handout from the CPIR shows the 8 basic steps of early intervention, with brief summaries of each step. In a nutshell, the 8 steps are:
1 | An infant or toddler may have a developmental delay or disability. Concerned, someone refers child to Part C.
2 | The infant or toddler is evaluated to determine eligibility.
If child is found eligible for early intervention services, then…
3 | Initial IFSP meeting is held, & the initial IFSP is written.
4 | Early intervention services are provided.
5 | Every six months IFSP is reviewed and revised, as needed.
6 | The IFSP is reviewed annually.
7 | A transition plan for the child’s exit from Part C is included in the IFSP at least 90 days before the child’s 3rd birthday.
For children potentially eligible for Part B services | Lead agency must notify the SEA & the child’s LEA. The LEA must take specific actions before the child’s 3rd birthday.
8 | Child exits early intervention.
Read and/or download the handout:
This handout was created as part of CPIR’s training curriculum on early intervention, Building the Legacy for Our Youngest Children with Disabilities. Module 1 of the curriculum provides Parent Centers and others with detailed training materials on the Basics of Early Intervention, including Powerpoint slides, a trainer’s guide, and handouts and activity sheets for participants. This is Handout 1 of that module. CPIR is pleased to update it to 2022 and provide it anew, as an accessible PDF and in Word.
SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information & Resources
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