Making A Referral & Process

If you would like to make a referral for your child contact us at 402-597-4936 or click on the above referral form link. Once a referral has been made a Services Coordinator will contact you to explain the program, the process and set up a time to come to your home to meet you and your child.

Your Parental Rights

Parents have rights known as procedural safeguards that apply to every aspect of the early intervention process. Parental Rights include information on evaluation, access to records and parental involvement in the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

Parental Rights Part C (English) - Make sure you are familiar with your Parental Rights throughout the process. You can also talk to your Services Coordinator for more information.

Assessment Process

During the assessment process, a review of medical records, observation and/or an evaluation is completed. Eligibility for services will be determined according to Nebraska Rule 52.

Eligibility and Next Steps

When your child is evaluated, an MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) meeting will be held to determine if your child qualifies for services in accordance with Nebraska & Federal Regulations. If your child qualifies, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed. The IFSP is a plan of services driven by your concerns and priorities for your child and family. For more information about the IFSP visit ifspweb.org.

Transitioning Beyond Age 3

If your child continues to qualify for services beyond age 3, services will continue through the school district. Talk to your Services Coordinator and Team to learn more about the transition, including options available and the differences between the IFSP and the IEP.