Welcome to Kansas Infant-Toddler Services



Draft Annual State Application Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 2004: Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2014

Draft Annual State Application
Notice of Request for Public Comment

For Public Comment contact: swalters@kdheks.gov

Deadline for Public Comment: April 15, 2014


VISION

All Children and families will have an equal opportunity to positively experience childhood and family life.

PURPOSE

  • To enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delays and to recognize the significant brain development that occurs during the child's first three years;
  • To enhance capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities.

MISSION

Infant-Toddler Services provide the foundation and framework to build capacity for local tiny-k programs in creating positive outcomes for children and families

OVERVIEW

Kansas Infant Toddler Services (authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - IDEA Part C) is administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE provides grants to local networks to assist in maintaining and implementing a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth through 2) and their families. KDHE is responsible for assuring availability to eligible children and their families excluding those at-risk. In SFY10, over 7,000 children received early intervention services.

What are Part C early intervention services?

  • Family training, counseling, and home visits
  • Special instruction
  • Speech-language pathology and audiology services, and sign language and cued language services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Services coordination
  • Medical services as needed for diagnostic or evaluation purposes
  • Early identification, screening, and assessment
  • Health services necessary to enable participation in other services
  • Social work services
  • Vision services
  • Assistive technology devices and services
  • Transportation and related costs to facilitate participation

How do I get services?

To contact your local agency, click here: local networks.
Funding allocations to networks are based on the number of children served and 3 year average of live births in the service area. At age 3, if the developmental delay has not been resolved, the child may enter IDEA Part B Special Education services administered by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Important links

Hearing Screening Guidelines and Resource Manual |
ARRA Funds Distribution |
Infant-Toddler Brochure |
Infant-Toddler Brochure-Audio Version MP3 Audio File
Infant-Toddler Brochure Spanish
State ICC - http://www.kansasicc.org/
Part B at KSDE - http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=101
KS Inservice Training System - http://www.kskits.org

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