91. What should a parent know about the evaluation and qualification for services process?
Each child who qualifies for treatment is entitled to an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). This plan is developed with the family and an on-going county service coordinator. Parents should realize they are an important member of the team decision-making process. Federal Law requires that referrals be made to the Early Intervention Program (EIP) no more than 2 working days after a child has been identified. So the health care provider is legally required to make referral.
The National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study website provides more information for parents about EI services.
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