Wisconsin Birth to 3 Early Intervention Program by ay5aByO


									         SW 644: Issues in Developmental Disabilities
              Wisconsin Birth to 3 Early
               Intervention Program

    Lecture Presenter: Darsell Johns, MSW

Department Of Health Services, Bureau Of Long -
       term Support, Children’s Section
             Birth To 3 Program
            What is Early Intervention

   Program focused on providing services to children and
    families who have a suspected or current diagnosis of
                  developmental disability.

How are services focused:
 Biological and Environmental Risks
 Parent and Child Relationship
 Individualized Planning contextualized in child and family’s
 everyday lives

 Wisconsin has had early intervention programs
 since 1970’s

    Birth to 3 became a Public Mandate in 1986
                 (IDEA, DHS 90)

 Statewide program implementation began in 1991
              Programs in Wisconsin

 Department of Health Services (DHS) supervises and
 monitors local Birth to 3 Programs

 County boards must designate a county agency or contract
 with another public agency to administer their local Birth to
 3 Program
                72 Counties in WI

                           (DHS90.06 pg. 264 & 265)
                   Program Partners

 Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
 Birth to 3 Program contracts with partners in early
 childhood and healthcare arenas

     Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC)
     Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
     Head Start
     Child Care
     Pediatricians
     Maternal & Child Health
                    Program Facts

2010 Child Count

 217,722 Children Birth to 3 Years of age

  6,131 Children on 10/1/2010 (one day count)
  2.82% is Birth to 3 population
  .90% under 1 year of age

 State and Federal Priority:
 Early Identification of Children under 1 year of age
     What Guides Birth to 3 in Wisconsin?

 Federal and State Law

 Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA)- Part C (2004)

 WI Administrative Code HS 90

 US Department of Education,
  Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
                    Early Intervention
           Family Service Provision In Birth to 3

                Families participate voluntarily

   How do families learn about and connect to us?
       Program partners… Head Start, Pediatricians, Child Care, Self-referral

   Program Eligibility based on % of delay:
       Eligibility determined through screening and assessment process
       Diagnosis of Developmental Disability

   Individualized Services: Contextualized
       Physical Therapy
       Service Coordination
       Occupational Therapy
       Speech
       Special Educator Services
        How are Birth to 3 Services Funded?

   U.S. Department of Education
   State of Wisconsin Biennial Budget
   Local County Funds
       Maintenance of Effort, plus additional costs

   Medicaid / Badgercare Plus
   Private Insurance
   Parental Cost Share (HS 90.06 pg. 266)
(based on federal poverty guidelines, family size and income)

   Others designated by each county/program.
       E.g., private donations/fundraising
                 Accountability & Standards

 Government Performance & Results Act (1993)
 Program Assessment Rating Tool (2002)
 Head Start Act (1998)
 No child Left Behind Act (2001)
 Good Start, Grow Smart (2002)

Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA)- Part C (2004)
• 14 Federal Indicators
   Accountability & Standards: Evidenced Based
         Practice in Early Intervention?

 Practices for which Research Findings are
 interpreted with clinical knowledge and expertise to
 make decisions that provide the best services for
 children and their families

 Practices that focus on the individual level of the
 child and family

 Focus on practices that can improve child and family
             OSEP Child Outcomes

How is Birth to 3 Impacting a child’s development?

   Positive social-emotional skills
   Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills
   Use of appropriate behaviors to meet needs
           OSEP Family Outcomes

Do our Early intervention services help families…

• Know their rights
• Effectively advocate for their child

• Help their children develop and learn

 (Transition into their next educational setting)
Decision making process that integrates the best
available research evidence along with family and
               professional wisdom
    Promotion Model Vs. Treatment Model

 Focus on enhancement and optimization of competence and functioning

 Family Centered Practice
 Strength & Interest Based
 Systems Theory
 Natural Learning Environment
 Adult Learning Theory
 Ecological Theory
Wisconsin Department of Health Services


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