Welcome to Kansas Infant-Toddler Services
- 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 - Through partnerships with families
- Assure a statewide system of early intervention services
- Facilitate the coordination of payment for services
- Enhance quality and improvement in services
- Encourage expansion of service opportunities
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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.
Hearing Screening Guidelines and Resource Manual |
ARRA Funds Distribution |
Infant-Toddler Brochure |
Infant-Toddler Brochure-Audio Version
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