Larry Ringer, Director of Training, Parent Information Center of Delaware
Susan Campbell, Delaware IDEA Part C Coordinator, Birth to Three Early Intervention System, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services
This webinar will provide an overview of Delaware’s system for providing Part C early intervention services and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. It will include a discussion of:
• Early intervention services and the focus of Delaware’s system for early intervention services
• Who is eligible to receive early intervention services, and how decisions are made about eligibility
• The Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), and parents’ role in designing and providing early intervention services
• Best practices in early intervention services
Category: INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
The Birth to Three Early Intervention System supports a coordinated system of Early Intervention as outlined in Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). This system provides resource and policy information concerning services for children ages birth to three years old with developmental disabilities or delays, and their families. Children and their families receive early intervention supports and services by Child Development Watch within the Division of Public Health.
Child Development Watch (CDW) provides assessments, service coordination, Individualized Family Service Plans, and referrals to community services, to families of children with disabilities or developmental delays. The system assists families in coordinating services based on the needs of the child and their family. Eligibility is based on diagnosis and degree of developmental delay, not on the family’s income. – (DHSS)
The Backpack connection series was created to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. This resource is available on the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations website. https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/index.html
Infants and toddlers with disabilities, aged birth to three, may be eligible to receive early intervention supports and services to address their unique developmental needs. Their families can also receive early intervention supports and services so they can build their abilities to support their child’s development and advocate for services to meet their child’s unique needs.
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