Infant and Family Support Program
ACOE's Infant and Family Support Program is a free, California Early Start Program for children with disabilities and their families. We provide individualized infant development services in a variety of settings to empower families.
Our services are provided within the context of the family and emphasize the continuous skill development for infants.
Children and their families are visited regularly in the home or wherever the child spends their day by an Early Interventionist. Developmental play activities are used to support and promote the acquisition of skills.
Choice of services is determined by a multidisciplinary team which includes parents. Parents can choose to decline any home services, group services, or family involvement activities.
Who can be referred for Educational Services?
Infants and toddlers, birth to 3 years of age, with one of the following:
- Developmental delay in one or more of the following areas: physical, cognitive, language, adaptive, and/or social-emotional
- Solely a visual, hearing, or severe orthopedic impairment; or any combination thereof
- A diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay
Who can make a referral?
- Parents or legal guardians
- Other family members
- Physicians, other medical agencies and professionals, such as Public Health Services, California Children Services, etc.
- Social Services Regional Center Referrals may be made at any time.