Infant Toddler Program
Idaho’s Infant Toddler Program (ITP) coordinates a system of early intervention services to assist Idaho children birth to three years of age who have a developmental delay or who have conditions (such as prematurity, Down Syndrome, hearing loss) that may result in a developmental delay.
The ITP links children with services that promote their physical, mental and emotional development and supports the needs of their families. These can include therapeutic, educational, and supportive services, such as:
Children referred to the Infant Toddler Program are assessed to see if they meet program eligibility. If eligible, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is written that outlines services for the child and their family. This plan is reviewed every six months. At three years of age, ITP assists with the child’s transition to a developmental preschool program or other community services.
How can my child be referred to the Infant Toddler Program?
Outreach and screening activities occur across Idaho to identify children who may need early intervention services. In addition, parents can enroll in Developmental Milestones by filling out the Ages and Stages Questionnaires online (or by mail) to track the development of children who may be at risk for delay. If children are found to be behind their peers in any developmental area, they will be referred for an evaluation.
Referrals to the ITP are received from all parts of the community including medical staff, childcare and social service staff, and parents.
If you wish to talk with an early intervention provider in your area, please call Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1.
Teton School District 401 and Idaho Infant Toddler Program coordinate to screen, assess and provide services to children with special needs. These children may have difficulty walking, talking, hearing, or learning, or may display behaviors that appear different from other children their age.
Birth to Age 3
For concerns in children ages Birth to age 3, please contact Idaho Infant Toddler Regional Office: 208-528-5900
For children ages 3-21, Teton School District 401, in cooperation with parents and nonpublic school agencies, engages in Child Find services throughout the school year.
During the Child Find process, an evaluation team will collect and evaluate data and information surrounding the areas of concern. Based on the data and information provided, the team will consider whether a referral for special education is appropriate and further assessment is needed.
If you know of a child who is 3 through 21 years of age who may have individual needs that result from disabilities or developmental delays, please contact your child’s teacher or Nicole Elliott, Special Education Director at 208-228-5923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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