ERIC Number: ED427458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Your Family Rights: A Family Guide for the New York State Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.
New York State Dept. of Health, Albany. Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health.; New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Albany.
This guide for parents provides information on the early intervention program in New York for infants and toddlers with disabilities. It includes information on: (1) eligibility requirements for early intervention services; (2) symptoms that may indicate infants or toddlers have a disability; (3) the importance of parent participation in seeking early intervention services; (4) steps for being an effective parent advocate; (5) types of services available under the early intervention program; (6) referral of a child to the early intervention program by a parent, doctor, or other health care provider; (7) the role of the service coordinator; (8) the evaluation of infants and toddlers for early intervention services; (9) the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP); (10) review of the IFSP at least every six months; (11) transition of a child in the early intervention program to a preschool program with services; (12) parent and student rights, mediation, impartial hearings, and attorney fees; (13) confidentiality and student records; and (14) the history of the early intervention program. The handbook closes with a list of early intervention programs in New York State and their telephone numbers, a glossary of relevant terms, and a guide to special education abbreviations. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Health, Albany. Bureau of Child and Adolescent Health.; New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York