Early Intervention: How to Access Services for Children Birth to 3 in Washington

A Brief Overview The right help can be critical for infants and toddlers with disabilities and/or developmental delays. This article covers early learning basics for Washington families. Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) outlines the process for states to provide services to any child with an area of delay. A website Read More

Early Learning Transition: When Birth-3 Services End

The Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) ends when a child turns 3. A transition to a preschool plan with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) requires a new evaluation and is a team-led process: Planning begins 6-9 months before the third birthday. The Family Resource Coordinator (FRC) schedules a transition conference to design a written Transition Read More

What’s Next when Early Childhood Services End at Age 3?

A Brief Overview Services for families with infants and very young children include family-focused, home-based support. Families are served with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). An IFSP ends when the child turns 3. A child who qualifies for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) receives those services at school. Not all children who qualified for Read More