Referrals are received from any one of the Johnson County Parents as Teachers organizations, area hospitals and physicians, SRS, and by word of mouth from other families; and are screened upon intake. Within a week of receiving a qualifying referral, one of our Family Service Coordinators (FSC) will contact you by phone. The FSC will set up an initial visit to meet with your family. At the initial visit, the Family Service Coordinator will discuss our program, and have you sign consents for evaluation and treatment and complete a developmental screening. You may expect that a Team Evaluator will be present at the initial visit. Together, the Team Evaluator and FSC will evaluate your child assessing his or her development in the areas of: cognitive development, physical development, communication, social emotional development, and self-help skills. In addition, information will be gathered about your family’s daily routines, your child’s strengths and concerns to determine how early intervention services may be of benefit. If your child qualifies, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be written.
The IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) will document your child's present level of development and the services and supports your child will receive. These services and supports are determined following the development of functional IFSP goals/outcomes developed with you and your child's team. Outcomes are designed to enhance the capacity of your family in supporting your child's development and to promote the child's learning and development through functional participation in your family and community activities. The IFSP will be reviewed and revised every 6 months or as needed with you and your family service coordinator (FSC) or your provider. As your child approaches his or her third birthday, your FSC will contact your local school district to arrange a transition conference. A representative from the local school district will meet with your family and your FSC at least 90 days before your child turns 3 to discuss what the transition will look like to the district. The district will determine eligibility and services for your child.