Reasons for Concern
Reasons for Concern is a collaborative effort between the Department of Developmental Services and the California Department of Education. The brochure is designed to facilitate finding and identifying young children who may benefit from early intervention or specialized education services and to encourage appropriate referrals regarding these children to Early Start and special education preschool services.
A Family Introduction to California’s Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families
An easy-to-read overview of the benefits of early intervention during the first three years of a child’s life, this brochure explains the steps to take if you have concerns about your child’s development as well as what services are available if your child is determined eligible for Early Start.
Family Resource Centers and Networks
Parent-to-parent support through Family Resource Centers and Networks is a critical component of Early Start in California. This brochure introduces the statewide network of family resource centers, which are staffed by parents of children with special needs who actively collaborate with local regional centers and local education agencies to help parents and families access early intervention services.
California Early Start Program—The Role of the Health Care Provider
The role of the health care provider is vital to the potential success of early intervention for children. This brochure explains the roles and responsibilities of health care providers, eligibility criteria, and the important role played by the health care provider as part of a child’s early intervention team.
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