Beginning the Journey - Part I

Beginning the Journey I

Wednesday, July 13th, 7:30pm

This is an online event.

Join Parent Training Coordinator Luz Oquendo and Assistant Director Soren Richardson in part one of this two-part series as they share their journey of accessing Early Intervention Services for children from birth to 3-years old, the Early Steps Program, and the process of transitioning from Early Intervention Services to the Prekindergarten Program for children living with Disabilities.

Beginning the Journey I Workshop Agenda:

Beginning the Journey Part I Description:

Each child grows at an individual pace. Research data tells us that meeting the developmental milestones during the first three years of a child's life is critical for lifelong learning. For children living with or at risk of developing developmental delays, early intervention services can play a critical role in helping children living with disabilities realize their full potential.

Topics Covered in Beginning the Journey I Workshop Include:

  • What is Early Intervention and why is it so important?
  • Five Primary Areas of Childhood Development Every Parent Should Know
  • Eligibility Criteria for Early Intervention Services
  • How Early Intervention Services are Funded
  • The Early Steps Program - Florida's Early Intervention Provider
  • How to access Early Intervention Services and the Early Steps Program
  • The Process of Securing Intervention Services
  • The Goals of Initial Assessments and Evaluations
  • How the Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP) is Written
  • Providing Services in the Child's Natural Environment
  • The IFSP Review and Revision Process
  • The Procedural Safeguards and Dispute Resolution Process