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Title: Brown County Birth to Three Program

Brown County Birth to Three Program
Interview with Dawn Roder Brown County Birth
to 3 Coordinator
  • Most common referrals are for communication,
    sensory, and feeding issues
  • Premature babies are the most referred
  • Majority of referrals are through pediatricians
    as childs growth and development is monitored
    through well child check ups. However referrals
    can be done by parents or caregivers.
  • General referrals require follow-up with parents
    within a week of referral.
  • Assessment is completed and then meeting is held
    with parents as to whether an evaluation is
  • If evaluation is needed, then just like the
    school system, the county has 45 days to complete
    the evaluation.
  • Once completed, the family meets with the
    coordinator to discuss options for the child.
  • Brown County contracts with the following
    agencies for services Cerebral Palsy Center,
    ASPIRO, Rehab Resources, and St. Vincent Home
    Health Care. Coordinator works with parents to
    determine what facility would best serve the
    childs needs.
  • Some referrals come directly from the NICU. Once
    this is received the 45 day process begins
  • NICU refers children who have Downs Syndrome,
    sucking issues, sensory problems, feeding tubes,
    heart defects, motor skill concerns, and those
    that weighed less than 1000 grams at birth.
  • All services need to be in place and IEP written
    by the day after the childs third birthday so
    that the school system can then take over for

Who can make referrals?
  • Referrals to Birth to 3 can be made by
  • Parents
  • Physicians
  • Caregivers
  • Relatives
  • Other programs/supports working with families
    with young children
  • (copy of referral)

Information Needed for Making a Referral
  • Child's name, date of birth, address where child
  • Parent/caregiver name, address and phone number
  • Reasons for concern, name of current physician.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Child must have a developmental delay of at least
    25 in one area as noted through Birth to 3
    evaluation or other records, or diagnosis with a
    high probability of a developmental delay, or
    atypical development (such as asymmetrical
    movement, variant speech and language patterns,
    delay in achieving significant interactive
  • Eligibility is not based on income guidelines and
    there is no waiting list. Although some services
    may need to be paid for by the parents.

Related Information Websites
  • Wisconsin Department of Health
    Center - Wisconsin Birth to Three Program
    Training and Technical Assistancehttp//www.waism
    Partners of Wisconsinhttp//www.collaboratingpart Alliance for Infant Mental

Birth to 3 Program- Information from DHHS
What is the Birth to 3 Program?
  • Birth to 3 is Wisconsins early
    intervention program for infants and toddlers
    with developmental delays and disabilities and
    their families. A federal law, the Individuals
    with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides
    a framework for a comprehensive program and
    coordinates developmental, health and social
    services within the community. The Department of
    Health Services oversees the Birth to 3 Program
    in Wisconsin and has developed rules (DHS 90)
    that specify the program requirements.

  • The earlier a childs developmental delays are
    discovered, the more opportunities there are for
    a child to increase skills and abilities. The
    goal is to help children participate in their
  • In addition to the skills the child develops,
    Birth to 3 Programs are committed to providing
    services in a way that makes sense for each
    family. This "family centered" program recognizes
    the importance of parents, family and friends in
    a young childs life. The early intervention team
    will provide ideas and techniques to help a
    family enhance their childs development and
    learning potential.

  • Specific rights for children and families are
    built into the Birth to 3 Program. These
    procedural safeguards are legal requirements.
    They assure that the Birth to 3 Program will
    follow specific procedures that protect the
    rights of children and families. Some of these
    rights include
  • Parents must give written consent for any
    evaluations, assessments or services.
  • Participation is voluntary, so parents can refuse
    any services, evaluations or assessments.
  • Records will be kept confidential.
  • Parents can review or request corrections to
    their child's and family's records.
  • Parents have a right to disagree with decisions
    regarding their child's eligibility or the
    provision of appropriate services to their child
    and family.

  • The Birth to 3 Program is for children ages birth
    to 36 months. Eligibility is based on a diagnosed
    disability or significant delay in one or more
    areas of development.
  • The team will evaluate the childs ability to
    learn (cognitive development) move, see and hear
    (physical/motor development) communicate and
    understand others communication (speech and
    language development) respond to and relate with
    others (social and emotional development) and
    eat, dress and care for daily living needs
    (adaptive development).
  • A Birth to 3 service coordinator helps the family
    understand and participate in the evaluation
  • Services and supports a child and family receive
    are based on individual needs. Eligibility for
    this program is not affected by the familys
    income however, parents may need to contribute
    to the costs of services.

  • If the child is eligible for the program, the
    service coordinator works with the family to see
    that the family and their child receive the
    services and supports they need within the
    familys natural environment.
  • The service coordinator and other early
    intervention staff meet with the family to
    discuss the childs developmental strengths and
    needs. This team, including the parents,
    determines what services and supports would
    enhance the childs development and prepares a
    plan to provide supports and services within the
    familys typical routines and activities.
  • This plan is called an Individualized Family
    Service Plan or IFSP.

Services and Supports Provided to Meet the IFSP
(Individualized Family Service Plan)
  • Family Education
  • Developmental Education Services
  • Communication Services
  • Related Health Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

  • The Birth to 3 Program is available in every
    county in Wisconsin. Each county has designated
    an agency that is responsible for the operation
    of the program in that county. The program may be
    called by a different name, but it is available
    to provide services to children with delays or

Wisconsin First Step
  • 1-800-642-STEP/
  • http//
  • Wisconsin First Step serves as the Central
    Directory for Wisconsin's Birth To 3 Program. As
    the Central Directory, Parent Specialists who
    have specialized disability expertise and who are
    parents of children with special health care
    needs, provide information and referrals to
    county Birth To 3 Programs and other
    disability-related resources.
  • This is a 491 document filled with resources in
    every county. These resources include, but not
    limited to clinics, hospitals, social services,
    where to obtain wheelchairs, family resources,
    support groups, etc.

Waisman Center Wisconsins Birth to 3
Resources for Training and Technical Assistance
  • DHS contracts with two, statewide projects - The
    Wisconsin Personnel Development Project and Birth
    to 3 RESource for assistance to implementing
    Wisconsins Birth to 3 Program. Staff of these
    two projects partner with the DHS staff from the
    Birth to 3 Program and the Area Administrative
    Offices to offer a variety of training and
    technical assistance resources to county Birth to
    3 Programs.
  • Other major partners include Wisconsin Department
    of Public Instruction, DHS Program for Children
    with Special Health Care Needs Public Health,
    Wisconsin Medical Assistance Program , Wisconsin
    First Step, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council,
    Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative,
    Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners,
    Head Start, and Wisconsin Sound Beginnings.

Waisman Center http//
  • What's New
  • Using Site
  • Policy Guidance
  • ARRA Initiative
  • Monitoring Self Assessment
  • Newsletter
  • Professional Development
  • On-Line Learning
  • Employment Licensure
  • Family Resources

  • Provide training and technical assistance to
    county Birth to 3 programs and their local
    partners to support the implementation of the
    Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program so that families
    have access to appropriate early intervention

Guiding Principles
  • System Building
  • Support
  • Relationships
  • Ecological
  • Leadership
  • Family-Centered
  • Strengths-Based

About Their Work
  • Waisman Center, in coordination with the three
    partners, DHS Birth to 3 Program, RESource and
    WPDP provide resources to Wisconsins early
    intervention system in a planed and collaborative
    fashion. Some functions are unique to each of the
    entities, while many are shared among the three
    statewide resources.

Birth to Three RESource
  • Provides a dedicated staff person for each of the
    five DHS regions. Resource facilitators work
    closely with the State Birth to 3 staff, WPDP,
    regional DHS personnel, and the Assistant Area
    Administrators (AAA) to provide supportive
    training and technical assistance in
    collaboration with local county programs and
    their community partners. The primary contacts
    for RESource are county program leaders and the
    Birth to 3 program staff. The primary goals of
    RESource include
  • Building strong, ongoing relationships with Birth
    to 3 staff at the state and local level in order
    to understand the unique assets, issues and
    concerns for programs
  • supporting continuous quality improvement of
    Birth to 3 programs through participation in the
    Birth to 3 program systematic review, development
    of Programs In Partnership (PIP) plan and the
    facilitation of appropriate training and
    technical assistance and
  • facilitating community and statewide
    collaboration and the development of learning
    networks among leaders of programs serving
    families and young children.

Wisconsin Personnel Development Project
  • The (WPDP) role is to assist the Department of
    Health Services in meeting the states needs for
    a well-qualified early intervention workforce and
    providing parent perspectives throughout
    statewide Birth to 3 activities. WPDP provides
    the infrastructure for a wide variety of
    educational opportunities for parents, service
    providers from all disciplines, and program
    leadership through a multifaceted program.
    Training activities are planned and carried out
    in partnership with RESource, and State Birth to
    3 staff, with guidance and input from county
    early intervention programs. Activities include
    statewide and regional workshops, materials
    development and dissemination, the development
    and maintenance of a training and technical
    assistance website-including interactive learning
    options, a video lending library, publication of
    Birth to 6 EVENTS, collaborative planning with
    other programs/agencies, and active participation
    on statewide workgroups. Additionally, Parents as
    Leaders (PALs), offered annually, supports a
    group of 25 parents who commit to a five-weekend
    training and networking series.

Our Vision
Wisconsin Early Childhood-Collaborating Partners
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners
    components include
  • Access to Health Medical Home
  • Early Care and Education
  • Mental Health and Social Emotional Development
  • Parent Education
  • Family Support
  • Collaborating Partners organization
  • Participation Levels
  • Structure
  • Infrastructure
  • Steering Committee
  • State Action Team Roles and Membership
  • Regional Action Teams Roles and Membership
  • Committees

Collaborating Partners Components
  • Access to Health Medical Home
  • Access to medical homes providing physical and
    child development services for all children in
    early childhood including special health care
    needs and assessment, intervention, and referral
    of children with developmental, behavioral and
    psychosocial problems.
  • Early Care and Education
  • Services for children from birth through first
    grade that support children's early learning,
    health, and development of social competence.
    Focus on childcare, Head Start, Early Head Start,
    4K and 5K services to children with disabilities
    as well as children who are homeless or in
  • Mental Health and Social Emotional Development
  • Availability of services to promote healthy
    social emotional development, services to address
    the needs of children with mental health problems
    and service delivery pathways to facilitate
    entrance of at-risk children into appropriate
    child development and mental health delivery
  • Parent Education
  • Parent education services that provide support to
    parents in their role as prime educators of their
  • Family Support
  • Family support services that address the
    stressors impairing the ability of families to
    nurture and support the healthy development of
    their children.

Collaborating Partners includes
  • Participation Levels
  • Endorsing Partners State, regional, and local
    state departments, agencies, associations, or
    groups that have formally endorsed the WECCP
    vision and mission.
  • Participating Partners State, regional, and
    local state departments, agencies, associations,
    groups, and individuals that are committed to
    membership on WECCP state or regional teams,
    participate in events, and actively work toward
    the vision and mission.
  • Interested Partners State and local agencies,
    associations, groups and individuals that are not
    able to commit to endorsement or participation
    but are interested in the efforts and want to
    receive information through the state or regional
    list serve.
  • The Structure The WECCP operates within a
    structure that includes State level action
    team, steering committee, and overall state wide
  • Regional level action teams, team facilitators,
    and regional networks.
  • Communication and networking systems include
    state and regional action team meetings,
    networking conferences (video conferences/web
    casts), a Web site, state and region specific
    list serves and collaborative conferences and a
    work plan with goals, objectives, and action

  • Infrastructure
  • Steering Committee
  • Jill Haglund,
  • Loraine Lucinski, Loraine.Lucinski_at_dhs.wisconsin.g
  • Therese Ahlers,
  • Jennifer Jones,
  • Ann Stueck,
  • Linda Leonhart,
  • State Action Team Roles and Membership

Roles of the Steering Committee are to
  • Act as identified "leaders" for the State Action
  • Develop agendas for State Action Team meetings
  • Oversee implementation of State level support
  • Share information within WECCP and among the
    State Action Team
  • Assure communication and networking within the
    defined structure
  • Oversee development and use of supporting
  • Monitor and promote implementation of work plan
  • Promote mechanism to enhance the effectiveness of
    the regional teams
  • Steering Committee members demonstrate state
    level commit to the structure by committing state
    staff time and designating programmatic
    responsibility for participation, direct funding,
    resource allocation, and other means to support
    implementation of work plans including
  • Maintaining communication and network structures
  • Funding Community Collaboration Coaches to
    facilitate and support regional teams and
  • Providing Mini-grants to each region to assist in
    the implementation of their efforts

State Action Team Roles
  • Bringing state and local information,
    evidence-based research and best practices, and
    federal expectations/trends including mandates
    and priorities to participants of WECCP.
  • Bringing information, experience and
    identification of statewide trends and issues to
    the Department Secretaries, State Superintendent,
    the Governors Office, Federal Partner Agencies
    and Statewide Organizations.
  • Synthesizing local information, best practices,
    and recommendations from regional teams to inform
    state level priorities, policy and evidence-based
  • Supporting and promoting communities in the
    development of a collaborative approach to
    service delivery for young children and their
  • Working in collaboration to align efforts,
    initiatives, grant programs and consistent child
    and family-centered policies across systems.
  • Identifying and promoting evidence-based practice
    and new research literature that supports state
    and local programming.

  • Sharing information with their organizations and
    constituencies. The State Action Team utilizes a
    steering committee to guide direction,
    priorities, and work plans and is comprised of
    representatives of the state departments of
    Health and Family Service, Public Instruction,
    and Workforce Development and each of the early
    childhood components of mental health, parent
    education, family support, medical home, as well
    as care and education.

Other information available on Collaborating
  • Early Learning Standards
  • Stories Using WMELS
  • Alignment with Curriculum
  • Alignment w/Standards
  • Training Description
  • Training Opportunities
  • Find a Trainer
  • Training Reports
  • Trainers Login
  • Social Emotional Competence
  • SEFEL Pyramid Model
  • UW Certificate Program
  • Competency and Endorsement System
  • Screening/Early Identification Resources
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • About Curriculum and Assessment
  • Play and Learning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Response to Intervention for Preschool
  • OSEP Indicator 3/7 Child Outcomes
  • OSEP Indicator 8/12 Transition 
  • OSEP Indicator 2/6 Environments
  • Child Find
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Parent Support
  • Technical Assistance Resources
  • 4K Community Approaches
  • Collaboration Coaches
  • Showcases
  • Program Evaluation
  • Professional Development
  • Career Guide
  • Core Competencies
  • Find a Professional Development Opportunity
  • DPI License Renewal
  • Training and Technical Assistance Directory
  • Initiatives
  • Resources

Wisconsin Alliance For Infant Mental Health
Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health
(WI-AIMH) promotes the healthy social and
emotional development of Wisconsin children from
birth through age 5. Our goal is to weave infant
mental health practices and principles into the
everyday activities of individuals who touch the
lives of infants, young children and their
Infant Mental Health Endorsement
  • We are working on a competency-based system of
    endorsement to recognize infant mental health
    knowledge and training among professionals across

Become a Member of WI-AIMH!
All professionals that touch the life of a young
child can use relationship-based infant mental
health principals to foster their healthy social
and emotional development. By joining WI-AIMH,
you will be able to connect with other
professionals in the field, stay informed on
professional development opportunities, share
your expertise through submission of newsletter
articles, and much more. (brochure)
Resources for parents and professionals
  • Here you will find a variety of resources
    pertaining to infant mental health. These
  • Our "Ask the Expert" service
  • Infant mental health Provider Directory for
  • Infant mental health Brochures in English and
  • Useful, free Downloads
  • Many online resources for parents and
    professionals in the Link Library

  • Resources Link Library
  • Help for Wisconsin Parents and Caregivers
  • BadgerCare Plus is a new program for children and
    families in Wisconsin who need and want health
    insurance. Central Wisconsin Moms
  • An online community for parents in the
    Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wausau, and Wisconsin
    Rapids areas.
  • Child Care Information Center
  • Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Collaborating Partners
  • An online community for parents, administrators
    and staff of early education programs throughout
  • Dane County UW-Extension Family Living Program
  • is a comprehensive
    Web site database featuring extensive information
    about thousands of different medications and
    drugs currently on the market or previously
    available worldwide.
  • The Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child
  • Family Enhancement (Madison) 608-241-5150
    Education, information and support for parents
    and families in the Madison area.
  • Licensed Childcare Search new Web site from the
    Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
  • Madison Wisconsin Institute for the Healing of
  • Mental Health America of Wisconsin
  • Moms in Madison
  • Parent to Parent Wisconsin provides parent
    support to parents of children with special needs
    through a one-to-one connection with another
    parent who has similar experience and who knows
    firsthand about the feelings and realities that
    come with having a child with special needs.
  • Parental Stress Center (Madison) 608-241-4888
    Services to prevent child abuse and neglect and
    strengthen families in the Madison area.

More Links
  • Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin
  • Rainbow Project (Madison) 608-255-7356 Provides
    specialized services to children and families
    experiencing stress related to domestic violence,
    child abuse/neglect, social-developmental and
    behavioral problems, or family relationship
  • The Resource House (La Crosse)From the
    Information and Referral Center in La Crosse,
    this database contains information on community
    services such as health care and childcare,
    education and social service information.
  • Respite Center (Madison) 608-244-5730 Crisis
    child care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to
    parents experiencing high levels of stress.
  • Supporting Families Together Association supports
    groups that promote quality early care, resources
    and education to enrich the lives of children and
    strengthen families.
  • UW Waisman Center Early Childhood Unit
  • Publications and programs for families with young
  • Wisconsin Association for Perinatal
    Care/Perinatal FoundationA source of information
    about the time before pregnancy (preconception),
    pregnancy, labor and delivery, infants and infant
  • Wisconsin Child Care Improvement ProjectA
    statewide non-profit agency dedicated to helping
    improve child care by helping child care
    professionals give the best care possible to your
  • Wisconsin Children's Trust Fund
  • Free positive parenting kit.
  • Wisconsin Council on Children Families
  • Wisconsin Department of Health and Family
    Services Birth to 3 Program
  • Wisconsin Family Ties provides support for
    families including children with emotional,
    behavior or mental disorders.
  • Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health Hotline
  • Wisconsin United for Mental Health
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

Ready Set Go!
  • Ensuring a Smooth Transition from Birth to 3 to
    Special EducationOverview of options and shared
    expectations in transitioning youngsters between
    systemsLink http//

  • Ready!
  • Set!
  • GO!

  • Birth to 3 (Part C)
  • Referral into Birth to 3
  • Screening/Evaluation
  • Determine Eligibility
  • IFSP Development
  • Services Begin
  • LEA Notification
  • IFSP Transition Steps
  • Transition Planning Conference
  • Referral to LEA
  • Special Education and Related Services (Part B)
  • Notice from Birth to 3
  • Transition Planning Conference
  • Referral to LEA
  • Screening/Evaluation
  • Determine Eligibility
  • IEP Development
  • Services Begin

B-3 Transition Timeline Prior to Part C
Regulation Changes 9/15/2008
  • Transition Planning Conference
  • B-3 Schedules Transition Planning Conference with
    parents and LEA
  • LEA Documents attendance at the TPC
  • Referral to the LEA
  • B-3 makes referral of potentially eligible
  • LEA (1) Proceeds with the referral to placement
    process, (2) informs the parent that B-3 may be
    invited to the IEP, and (3) with the parents
    approval invites B-3 to the IEP

Notification B-3 sends Non-identifiable
information to LEA for child find and planning
Childs 3rd Birthday
  • Parent provides consent to evaluate (AND make the
    child available) OR receive notice that no
    additional evaluation is needed

No more than 9 months prior and not later
than 90 days prior to the 3rd birthday.
At least 9 months prior to the third birthday
At least 90 days prior to the third birthday

B-3 transition planning activities and IFSP
Within 30 calendar days
After parent consent
Referral Received
Transition Planning Conference
Up to 15 business days
Within 60 calendar days
Undefined up to parent.
Request Parent Consent for Evaluation
Request Parent Consent for Evaluation
  • Parent Declines the TPC
  • B-3
  • documents in the IFSP with the LEA
  • provides parent with information on how to
    contact the LEA informed consent.

IEP Team Meeting to Determine Eligibility
Receive Parent Consent for Evaluation
IEP Implemented
IEP Team Meeting to Develop IEP and Determine
  • Parent Declines referral and/or release
  • B-3 provides family with information on
    potential benefit, impact of denial, how to
    make a referral in the future.
  • B-3 provides LEA with documentation that parent
    declined referral and/or release of information.
  • LEA has met the Child Find requirements related
    to this child.

Receive Parent Consent for Evaluation
Notice sent that no additional data are needed
Within 60 calendar days
  • Parent Declines
  • Consent to Evaluate
  • LEA provides information on how to make a
    referral in the future.
  • LEA has met the Child Find requirements related
    to this child.
  • Parent may request a Transition Planning
    Conference with B-3 at a later date, AND/OR may
    pursue a referral with the LEA at any time.

Parent may pursue a referral with the LEA at
any time.
State Regulations
  • Part C - Birth to 3 early intervention
  • Department of Health Services
  • HFS 90, WI Admin. Rules Birth to 3 Early
  • Part B Special Education and Related Services
  • Department of Public Instruction
  • Special Ch.115 Subchapter V, WI Statutes
    Children with Disabilities April 5, 2006

  • Birth to 3 helps the parent
  • Think about the future for their child
  • Explore resources and services
  • Understand the transition process
  • Decide who will participate in transition
  • Birth to 3 Transition Planning

  • Developed from discussions with families about
    dreams and next steps
  • Designed to outline options available to support
    child and family
  • Outlines who will do what, when and how
  • Developed over multiple meetings or discussions

Birth to 3 Transition Planning-- IFSP Transition
  • Written information sent by Birth to 3 to the
    LEA regularly
  • Provides non-identifying information about
    children in Birth to 3 close to turning 3
  • Assists Birth to 3 and LEAs in fulfilling child
    find requirements
  • Assists LEAs in planning

LEA Notification
  • Conference must occur at least 3 months (90
    days) before childs 3rd birthday.
  • Interagency agreements should consider
    establishing timelines to assure that the process
    is completed in a timely manner.
  • IDEA states that the invited LEA will
    participate in transition planning conferences
    arranged by the designated Birth to 3 lead

Transition Planning Conference
  • Who will attend?
  • Family
  • Birth to 3 staff
  • School special education staff
  • Others
  • Friends, relatives or support providers who know
    the child
  • Therapists, medical professionals
  • Head Start or other community programs

Transition Planning Conference
  • Is focused on the child
  • Reviews present services
  • Discusses future options and possible changes in
    service delivery
  • Discussion the transition process and roles
  • Discusses Birth to 3 staff participation in the
    first IEP meeting

Transition Planning Conference
Referrals to LEA for Special Education and
Related Services
  • When the family, at the TPC, decides that a
    referral by Birth to 3 is appropriate
  • Birth to 3 will then send the referral to the
    school (LEA) which includes the childs name,
    date of birth, parental contact information, and
    area(s) of concern.

When the family, at the TPC, can not yet decide
if a referral by Birth to 3 is appropriate
The IFSP transition page is updated by Birth to 3
to define the process for providing the family
with additional information to assist them in
making their decision about referral, and the
procedures for when and how the LEA (school) will
be informed of the parents decision.
Referrals to LEA for Special Education and
Related Services
When the family, at the TPC, decides that a
referral by Birth to 3 is not appropriate the
IFSP transition page is updated by Birth to 3 to
define the process for when and how the LEA
(school) will receive documentation that the
parents refused the referral and evaluation. The
parents are informed on how they can make a
referral in the future if they change their
minds. LEA has met the Child Find requirements
related to this child.
Referrals to LEA for Special Education and
Related Services
  • Within 15 business days of receiving a special
    education referral, the LEA must
  • Ensure an IEP team reviews existing evaluation
  • Requests parents consent to evaluate the child or
  • Send parents a notice that no testing is needed
  • Within 60 days after an LEA receives parental
    consent for an initial evaluation, the LEA must
    conduct an IEP meeting to determine if the child
    is a child with a disability.
  • Within 30 days after a determination that the
    child is a child with a disability, the LEA must
    conduct an IEP meeting to develop an IEP and
    determine an educational placement

The IEP Timeline Referral to Placement
  • Discuss the types of services the child received
    as part of the IFSP
  • Take into consideration the work done by the
    Transition Planning Team
  • Determine Eligibility
  • If eligible, develop an IEP with measurable
    annual goals and determine Services needed
  • Determine the Placement in the Least Restrictive

The IEP Team Roles and Responsibilities
The full continuum of alternative placements at
34 CFR 300.551, including integrated placement
options, such as community-based settings with
typically developing age peers, must be available
to preschool children with disabilities.
Placement Least Restrictive Environment
  • Home
  • One-to-One Services outside the Home
  • Part-time General Education/Part-time Special
  • Residential Facility
  • Separate School
  • Any combination of above
  • General Education Settings
  • 4 Year Old Kindergarten
  • 5 Year Old Kindergarten
  • Title One Preschool
  • Licensed Daycares and Preschools
  • Head Start
  • Special Education Classrooms

Placement Educational Environments Possible
settings for 3-5 year olds with disabilities
  • If a childs third birthday occurs during the
    summer, the childs IEP Team shall determine the
    date when services under the IEP will begin
  • Immediately
  • Before the third birthday
  • At the beginning of a new school year
  • LEAs will need to consider Extended School Year
    Services (ESY)
  • If an IEP is in effect to start at the beginning
    of the school year, Birth to 3 MAY provide
    services through a transition IFSP.

Placement Timeline and Summer Birthdays
  • It is key that children birth to 3 receive timely
    well baby check-ups. Parents can voice concerns
    and doctors can make record of and discuss
    concerns and/or abnormalities.
  • Doctors can make referrals more timely.
  • Anyone that cares for the child can make a
    referral. However, there must be at least a 25
    developmental delay as noted in the Birth to 3
  • Many referrals are due to speech and feeding
    issues (assumed that they would be more due to
    physical delays).
  • There is no waiting list.
  • Income is not considered when referring and
    evaluating students.
  • There are many resources for parents and
    children, many that parents are unaware of.
  • A wide variety of people educators, physicians,
    speech therapists, physical therapists, etc., are
    working to make the lives of children better.
  • School system takes over the day after the
    childs third birthday.
  • Referrals come immediately from the NICUs.

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  • Dawn Roder Brown County Birth to 3 Program
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