COMMUNITY & FAMILY SERVICES
Infant Toddler Network
The Infant Toddler Network (ITN) assists families of children, birth to age three, who have developmental delays or have a condition that may result in a developmental delay. A child may also be eligible if there is vision and/or hearing loss.
Family Resource Coordinators (FRC) support families in accessing early intervention services and other resources in the community.
Family Resource Coordinators:
- Serve as a single point of contact for families
- Coordinate evaluations and assessments
- Inform families of advocacy and peer support services
- Coordinate with medical and health care providers
- Identify and assist families in accessing resources for funding
- Coordinate all services across agency lines
- Develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Early intervention services are designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers and the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development. These services are provided, whenever possible, in natural environments including the home and community settings.
Early intervention services include:
- Assistive technology devices and services
- Audiology services
- Family training, counseling, and home visits
- Health services necessary to enable the infant or toddler to benefit from the other early intervention services
- Medical services only for diagnostic or evaluation purposes
- Nursing services
- Nutrition services
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Psychological services
- Social work services
- Special instruction
- Speech/language therapy
- Transportation related costs that are necessary to enable an infant or toddler and their family to receive early intervention services
- Vision services
Financial assistance may be available for these services regardless of income. All funding sources and medical insurance must be explored first. The Infant Toddler Network is the single point of contact for anyone who has a concern about the development of an infant or toddler. The ITN is funded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Early Intervention Section (IDEA Part C).
Spokane County Interagency Coordinating Council (CICC)
The Spokane CICC provides networking opportunities for families, community professionals, and other individuals who are committed to quality supports and services for children with developmental delays birth to three years old and their families.
CICC brochure (pdf)