Changes to Child Development Services (CDS) System are Ahead

Significant changes to the Child Development Services (CDS) System are ahead with adoption of LD 1870. The proposed changes means a shifting of responsibility for early intervention services for 3 - under 6 year olds (Part B) to our public schools. There will also be impact to Part C - birth to under 3 years … Continue reading Changes to Child Development Services (CDS) System are Ahead

Transitioning from Part C to Part B

How Does the Transition from Part C to B Work? Transition planning begins when the child turns 2, intensifying during the last 6 months before the child’s third birthday. Transition activities include: Writing a transition plan as part of the child’s IFSP Holding a transition conference at least 90 days before the 3rd birthday Family and child … Continue reading Transitioning from Part C to Part B

CDS: Part B (ages 3 – 5)

Special Education services under Part B include: evaluations, development of individualized education plan, special instruction, identifications/eligibility, behavior consultation, and physical/speech and occupational therapies. What is the referral and evaluation process like for Part B? For children age 3 to school age 5, CDS has 45 days from the date it receives signed permission from the … Continue reading CDS: Part B (ages 3 – 5)

CDS: Part C Birth thru 2

  What is Early Intervention PART C? Children birth to age 3 are served under Part C. Focus is on supporting the family, as well as the child. Early intervention (EI) refers to services available to assist infants and toddlers who have Developmental Delay. Delayed development can be in the domains of social/emotional, cognitive, adaptive, motor, or … Continue reading CDS: Part C Birth thru 2

What is “Child Find”?

How many of you have heard of "Child Find"? "Child Find" is an important part of Early Invention. The simple explanation is: "Child Find" is mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to continuously search for and evaluate children who may have a disability. The primary purpose of IDEA is to ensure that all … Continue reading What is “Child Find”?

What is Child Development Services (CDS)?

There always seems to be questions about Child Development Services (CDS). What are the different Parts? What is the process? What is the timeline? What is covered?........... Experiencing these questions first hand, as providers ourselves, FCCAM has gathered information we will be providing through a series of posts on CDS. These informational posts should support us as … Continue reading What is Child Development Services (CDS)?