WarmLine provides support services to families with infants and toddlers who are eligible for Early Start services in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Nevada and Alpine counties. Informacion en Espanol
WHO'S ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY START?
Children ages 0-3 year with a developmental delay in one or more areas such as physical, cognitive, communication, social/emotional and self help. For more information go to the California Department of Developmental Services Early Start/Early Intervention website at http://www.dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart/WhatsES.cfm
EARLY START SERVICES:
- Are designed to meet the individual needs of each infant or toddler and needs of the family,
- Are provided in “natural environments”,
- Are provided to families by qualified personnel,
- Include transition to appropriate services at three years of age.
A natural environment is a variety of settings where children live, learn and play. Home and community-life settings that are natural and typical for children without a disability and their friends. Settings where the child, family and care providers participate in everyday routines and activities that are important to them and serve as learning opportunities.
Early Start services may include: Assistive technology devices/services; Audiology services; Some health services; Nursing services; Occupational therapy; Physical therapy; Psychological services; Service coordination; Special instruction; Social work services; Transportation; Speech & language services; Vision services; Medical services for diagnosis & evaluation; and Family training, counseling, home visits.
WARMLINE'S EARLY START PUBLICATIONS
EARLY START RESOURCES
- Natural Environments Support Early Intervention Services (Pacer Center)
- Early Start/Early Intervention - California Department of Developmental Services
- Part C Dispute Resolution Family Guides (The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education - CADRE)
- Take a Minute - Video
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