For the initial evaluation, your child is assigned a team that includes at least two certified developmental specialists from different areas to assess your child’s development. As the parent(s), you are an integral partner on this team. Through expertly directed and focused collaboration, the specialists work with you to determine eligibility to receive specific services and if necessary, develop an Individualized Family Support Plan, commonly abbreviated IFSP. Created only for your child, the IFSP will focus on creating learning opportunities to support your child’s developmental growth and make the most of their unique gifts.
We’re with you every step of the way as you navigate the various resources your child will possibly need now and in the future. Your eligible child will have an assigned service coordinator who will help you navigate through the resources available to help your child. Importantly, they will also work to support you in your critical and central role as parents and primary caregivers. You service coordinator can help you work through parenting and life needs such as:
Remember that Community Bridges is here for you and your child. If you have questions or worries about your child’s early development, you don’t need to feel lost or alone. Community Bridges is here to help support you through this unfamiliar journey.
Karen Lofgren, ESS Director ext. 278 firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Demeritt, ESS Intake Coordinator ext. 250 email@example.com