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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 Them

    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 Coaching

    We provide expert coaching 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 is one of 33 Tiny-k programs which provide early intervention for infants and toddlers with special needs in the state of Kansas. Early Intervention 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 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 Pediatricians, Parents as Teacher organizations, Hospitals, NICUs, Department for Children & Families and self-referrals from families. At the time of referral, the initial evaluation will be scheduled. An initial evaluation is required to determine if a child qualifies for services. At the initial evaluation, the team comprised of two providers will discuss our program, ask the family to sign consent forms for evaluation and release of information and begin the evaluation process. Together, the team will ask questions related to medical, health, nutrition and vision information and evaluate the child, assessing his or her development in the areas of:

  • Fine motor
  • Gross motor
  • Adaptive
  • Cognitive
  • Social-Communication
  • Communication

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