Individualized Family Service Plan

Introduction

Once a child has been determined eligible for ITCN, the family and professionals work together to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).

The IFSP will include:

  • A summary of the child's current development, including comparison to other children the same age;
  • The goals, called outcomes, that the family and the IFSP team would like to see for the child;
  • The early intervention supports and services that are needed to help the child and family meet those outcomes;
  • The plan for what comes after early intervention, called the Transition Plan.

IFSP Outcomes will:

  • Be developed by the family together with the other team members;
  • Be activities or skills that are important to the family;
  • Focus on helping the child participate in family routines and activities.

Early intervention supports and services are based on the outcomes written for the child and family. These supports and services are intended to fit into the family's daily life and take place as part of the daily activities, routines, and environments of each child and family.