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Birth to Three (Early Intervention)

Early Intervention (Birth to Three)


Birth to 3 Services & DDA

  • Watch this video! Navigating Your Way Ages Birth to Three provides a bird’s eye view of services, supports and resources for every stage of life. Raising any child is hard work. However, if you add in special health care needs or developmental disabilities, there is even more to learn—whole systems of supports, services, transitions, and terminology.

  • This helpful, downloadable pdf will give you an overview and explanation of the services available for children ages 0-3 years in our area.

  • Early intervention services are designed to enable children birth to 3 with developmental delays or disabilities to be active and successful during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings—in their homes, in child care, in preschool or school programs, and in their communities. Services are provided through ESD 123.

  • ESD 123 provides services to children birth to age 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays. Eligible infants and toddlers and their families are entitled to individualized, quality early intervention services in accordance with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C.

  • If your family member is enrolled in Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT), the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) plays an important role in their early intervention services and beyond.

  • The main door to services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in our state is the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). It’s where people go to get help for in-home, out-of-home, and community-based services.

  • Do you have a child aged 0-3 years and are asking if this makes sense for you?

  • A goldmine of information - everything you wanted to know about resources, services, advocacy, planning ahead, and development of your child age 0 to 3 years.

  • Downloadable forms and assembly suggestions to help you organize important information about your child (medicines, therapies, treatments, health history, contact information, resources, and emergency information).

  • Resources to help you find local quality childcare.

  • Walla Walla Family Resource Center offers programs to assist with early learning as well as counseling and family support.

  • CSHCN Coordinator, Walla Walla County Health Department, 314 West Main Street, Walla Walla. (509) 524-2650

  • A self-directed questionnaire for every stage of life. For Ages 0-3: "I want to grow up and have a future that makes the most of the things I like to do and have an interest in. I’ll need some extra support when it comes to learning and developing, but there are people who can help with that."

  • People need supports to lead good lives. Using support from lots of different sources helps to create a full, inclusive life that’s not limited to, or defined by, paid services.

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