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Nathan Cooke

 

The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia is Virginia’s system of early intervention supports and services for infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development, and their families. Early intervention services are designed to meet the full range of developmental needs of each child, and the needs of their families related to their child’s development. Services are provided through both public and private agencies in Virginia, and are designed to include a wide range of family-centered services, resources and supports. Services are provided within the everyday routines and activities in which families participate, and in places where the family would typically be so that their daily life is supported and not disrupted by services. There are 40 Points of Entry, each serving specific cities and counties across Virginia. To find information about early intervention where you live or in another part of the state refer to our Single Points of Entry or call the Central Directory toll-free at 1-800-234-1448.

The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia operates under Part C of the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). The infrastructure for Virginia’s Part C system of supports and services has been written into the Virginia Code. From this section of the Web site you can access a brief Virginia Part C System Overview and find the answer to the question: What is Part C Early Intervention?. For more details about how Virginia implements the IDEA, please see our policies and procedures where you can read about eligibility requirements, public awareness, or Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) among many other topics.

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