Family Resources Coordination services in Kitsap County are provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C (Public Law 108-446). The intent of IDEA, Early Intervention Services is to provide a comprehensive coordinated, multidisciplinary, community-based system of prevention, education, early intervention, and transition services for all children birth to three with disabilities or developmental delays or a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.
We are available to assist families who have concerns about their child's development. At their request, we can help them identify their concerns, priorities and resources. We can discuss options with them for early identification/screening; evaluation and assessment; Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP); service coordination, financial options and early intervention services available in the community. At their request, we can assist them in connecting with resources and early intervention services.
Referrals can be made by a variety of sources including physicians, therapists, Public Health Nurses, schools, daycare centers, families, and other community agencies. A telephone interview and developmental screening will be done with the family when contacted. Recommendations will be made at that time for a plan of action based on the information obtained from the family as well as from screening results and input from the referral source.
A Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) Can Help:
Complete initial referral interview and developmental screening.
Complete necessary paperwork when referring for further evaluation.
Refer and/or help connect families to community resources they may be eligible to receive.
Connect families with financial resources they may be eligible for (Medicaid, SSI, DDD, CSHCN)
Coordinate with other community providers.
Provide families with developmental information when requested or desired.
Provide families with information about early intervention services if planning a move out of area.
- Provide public relations for fairs, presentations, meetings, etc.
For more information or to make a referal, please contact Lead Family Resources Coordinator Jasmine Zickefoose
at (800) 449-1660 or (360) 373-2536.