_____ Early On® Michigan, helping families coordinate services
- Early On® Michigan: Don’t worry. But don’t wait
- 1-800-EARLY ON (1-800-327-5966)
- Early On Glossary
_____ Let’s start to understand Early Intervention
NICHCY Legacy: Overview of Early Intervention
- Page 2 – What is a Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Assessment?
- Page 4 – What is an Individualized Family Service Plan or IFSP?
- Page 4 – What’s included in intervention services?
_____ Let’s Look Closer at Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
- Early On Michigan – What is an Individualized Family Service Plan
Individualized Family Service Plan Required Elements– You can ask your Coordinator for a copy of the form your district uses
- Family Strengths, Needs and Priorities (Family Assessment)
- Child’s Current Developmental Status (Child’s Evaluation)
- Eligibility Determination, Established Conditions List
- Early On IFSP Outcome (Goals and Objectives)
- Early Intervention Services and Michigan Mandatory Special Education
Infants and toddlers with an Established Condition are automatically eligible for special education services.
Infants/toddlers with a suspected delay or disability that’s not listed as an Established Condition should receive a comprehensive evaluation, just like any other child. If they are found eligible under any of the thirteen eligibility categories, they are eligible for special education services. The labels ECDD, OHI, ASD, and SLI have additional guidance for understanding how young children meet those eligibility categories.
For an infant/toddler who’s delay is less than what is specified in the eligibility categories and isn’t eligible for special education services, they could still be eligible for Early On services.
_____ Let’s Look Closer at Natural Environments
- Early On Michigan: Natural Environments
- IFSP Process and Natural Environments
______ Let’s Look Closer at Your Family’s Rights
Early On Michigan: Procedural Safeguards
- Service Coordinator: Helps plan supports and activities for your child.
- Family’s Right To Disagree
- Know Your Rights
_____ Let’s Look Closer at Leaving Early On (Transition) – preschoolers receiving Special Education services will need a new evaluation to determine if they are still eligible for special education. Parents of preschoolers who are found eligible for Special Education services will work to develop an Individualized Education Program
- Preparing for Transition from Early Intervention to and Individualized Education Program
- Components of IFSP and IEP
- Transition to Preschool
_____ Let’s Look at an Individualized Education Program
NICHCY Legacy: The Short-and-Sweet IEP Overview
Early On® Michigan – Measuring Child Outcomes – Information Guide for Parents
More topics for parents of infants and toddlers can be found on our webpage dedicated to resources for Babies and Toddlers, or search the bigger A-Z list or contact us.