All parents want their children to have the best chances in life.Infants and toddlers develop and change so quickly, that every day really does count. The Parent-Infant Education Program provides family-centered, educational and therapeutic services to infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or who are at risk for developmental delays. Early intervention supports and services help parents and caregivers find ways to encourage the child’s development and to increase the child's participation in family and community activities. These supports and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family's ability to pay.
Children who are eligible will receive Early Intervention services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A child’s eligibility for Intervention services (Part C) is determined by a developmental assessment. If your child has at least one 25% delay in one of the seven areas of development assessed, atypical development or a diagnosed condition that is likely to result in a developmental delay, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed. The family and service providers outline the services necessary to help the family achieve the goals that they have established for their child. Some of the services offered include education, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language therapy.Referals are accepted from parents and other service providers with parent permission.
Parents teach their children everyday – they are the ones who make the most difference in their child's developmentThe Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia is committed to providing families with the information and support they need in order to access early intervention supports and services and to make decisions for their child and family about how early intervention service providers will be involved in their family's life. For more information about the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia, please visit their website: www.infantva.org