When a family has a baby or toddler with special needs (or they suspect that their baby may have special needs), life may be more complicated than they expected. Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) families are entitled to:
Have services provided in the context of your family's everyday routines and activities
The development of an Individualized Family Service Plan
(IFSP) is a process of looking at the strengths of your child and family, and developing a written plan to identify individualized supports and services that will enhance your child's development. The IFSP is a dynamic planning tool - reviewed every six months or more frequently if you choose. Changes will be made to the IFSP as your child grows and develops. For more information about the IFSP process, contact Georgette Contos at 970-668-9713.