K.I.D.S. believes that the goal of family-centered early intervention is to empower families by:
1) Assisting them in locating, accessing, and utilizing services and resources within their community.
2) Providing families with new information and strategies to use in their everyday routines and activities that will support their child's development.
Early intervention services that focus on helping your child and family within your daily life, culture, values, and priorities.
Curriculum-based assessment by trained professionals.
Special Instruction/Family Training services provided where your child normally spends his day, such as his home, a child care setting, or local playgroup.
Flexible scheduling of home visits.
Highly qualified staff who can help your family work on goals related to your child’s needs and your family’s priorities (all people working in birth to three early intervention programs must meet state standards and are either a licensed or certified professional or are supervised by a professional).
IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) development. This plan will list the goal (changes) your family and the rest of the IFSP team would like to see for your child and the early intervention supports and services needed to meet those goals. and the early intervention supports and services.
Service coordination to help bring together the different people, information, community resources, and other services that will support your child and family. Others who will work with you and offer support may include a physical therapist, speech pathologist, early childhood teacher, your child’s doctor, or other professionals.
Transition support from early intervention services at age three to the local school district, a Head Start program, a local daycare center, or other community preschools.