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Our Mission

Through a working partnership between families and the community, Infant Toddler Services fosters and coordinates the delivery of timely, comprehensive, quality services for children aged birth to thirty-six months who have developmental delays or disabilities.

“There is growing proof that when parents have one provider to coordinate the input and expertise of a team of professionals, families feel supported and make progress without disrupting the families’ routines.”

-Winnie Dunn, Occupational Therapy Program Chair, KU

Our Services

ITSJC provides crucial early intervention that can make all the difference in the life of a child and their parents.

  • Eight Core Services

    We offer eight types of services, including occupational, physical and speech therapy, family support and guidance, early childhood special education, vision, hearing and nutrition.

  • Guaranteed Screening

    We also screen every single child referred to its program, no matter what.

  • Services For Those Who Need It

    Every child in Johnson County who meets the program requirements receives services, no matter what.

  • No Cost

    The services provided by ITSJC are provided at no cost to the families.

  • Family Guidance

    We provide expert guidance to families who need help navigating the logistics of their children’s needs.

  • Additional Resources

    We connect families with additional health resources as needed and educate them on insurance processes.

Children who exhibit a 25% delay in a single area of development or a 20% delay in two or more areas will qualify for our services.

Our History

Infant Toddler Service of Johnson County (ITSJC) was founded in 1992 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2000. ITSJC in Kansas is mandated through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C and is a federally mandated program, meaning there is no waiting list and the cost of services is borne through a grant provided to the county by the state and Federal government, Medicaid and private insurance (if applicable) funding. ITSJC is one of the almost 40 Tiny K programs which provide early intervention for infants and toddlers with special needs in the state of Kansas. ITSJC serves children from birth to 36 months of age who have special needs or are experiencing developmental delays. Some of these include:

  • Speech delays
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Sensory integration issues
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy

Our Process

We receive referrals from Johnson County Parents as Teacher organizations, area hospitals and physicians, Department for Children & Families and by word of mouth from other families. An initial screening is requested to qualify the child. Within one week of receiving a qualifying referral, a Family Service Coordinator (FSC) will contact the child’s family by phone to schedule an initial face-to-face visit. There, the FSC will discuss our program and ask the family to sign consent forms for evaluation and treatment following the completion of a developmental screening. A Team Evaluator will be present at the initial visit. Together, the Team Evaluator and FSC will evaluate the child, assessing his or her development in the areas of:

  • Physical development
  • Communication
  • Social emotional development
  • Self-help skills

Last year, over 1,600 children qualified for services. Approximately 30% of those children will not require services by their third birthday.