LOCAL AND REGIONAL GROUPS & RESOURCES
Family & Interagency Coordinating Council of Kitsap and North Mason Counties (FICC) Members of The Family & Interagency Coordinating Council support professional, early intervention services for families of infants or toddlers with disabilities in Kitsap and North Mason Counties, WA.
- Families and professionals working together to meet the special needs of young children from birth to age 5.
- Early Intervention – A collection of services for children with disabilities.
- Family Resources Coordination (FRC) – The family’s assistant in obtaining needed services and information for current and future Family Resource Coordinators.
- Contacts, Upcoming Trainings & Links – Names and addresses of agencies and service providers in our area.
- Family & Interagency Coordinating Council of Kitsap & North Mason Families (FICC) – Meetings, calendar, mission, and By-Laws.
For additional information, please contact:
Family Resources Department Coordinator
Holly Ridge Center
Family & Interagency Coordinating Council of Kitsap and North Mason (FICC)
5112 NW Taylor Road
Bremerton, WA 98312
Phone: (360) 373-2536 Ext. 1133
Glossary of Terms
FRC- Family Resources Coordinator
Coordinates your child’s services through Holly Ridge and in the community if they have an IFSP. They ensure that the IFSP is reviewed every 6 months and a new plan written each year until the child turns 3. They also assist in planning for transition to the school district if your child continues to need services at that time.
IEP- Individual Education Plan/Program
IFSP- Individualized Family Service Plan
Procedures used in accordance with IDEA, Part C, to determine whether a child has a disability and the nature and extent of the early intervention services that the child needs. This Evaluation includes:
- Administering an evaluation instrument;
- Taking the child’s history (including interviewing the parent)
- Identifying the child’s level of functioning in each of the developmental areas (cognitive, physical, including vision and hearing, communication, social or emotional, and adaptive development;
- Gathering information from other sources such as family members, other caregivers, medical providers, social workers and educators, if necessary , to understand the full scope of the child’s unique strengths and needs;
- Reviewing medical, educational, or other records.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA)
Specific training and licensure to provide ABA services.
The approval a parent gives to a program or the county, generally in writing. Consent is always voluntary and a parent may revoke it at any time.
An indication that a child has not attained the expected level of development based on the child’s age.
Settings that are natural or typical for young children without disabilities. This may include the home, a child care setting, or other community settings in which children participate
Statements of changes that parents want to see in their child or family. These statements are part of the IFSP.
A person who is appointed to act in place of the parent when parents are not available to participate in making decisions about their child’s involvement in the Early Intervention Program. A parent may voluntarily designate a surrogate parent.
The process where the children at age 3 will move from the Early Intervention Program to the Preschool Special Education Program or other early childhood supports or services.
The involvement of two or more disciplines or professions in the provision of integrated and coordinated services including evaluation and assessment activities and the development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Holly Ridge Center does not endorse or imply the validity or accuracy of any information on the external links provided. These external links do not constitute endorsement by Holly Ridge Center.
Zero to Three
An organization with great resources for Early Development and Well Being, Early Learning, Parenting and Advocacy, has many resources for parents, grandparents and care givers.
Visit their site www.zerotothree.org to learn more about:
- How the earliest relationships with caregivers make a lasting difference.
- How early experiences foster neural connections in babies and toddlers.
- How loving connections in the early years last a lifetime.
- How you can take action to support critical connections for babies and toddlers
Kitsap County Public Health Department
Washington Information Network
- Check credentials of behavior therapists
- Association for Science in the Treatment of Autism, critically evaluates treatments
- Apply for a “Big Red Safety Box” for autism-related wandering
- Washington Autism Advocacy
- Blog and Resource List for communicating with an autistic child
- Autism Society
- Autism Research Institute
- Autism Web
- Autism Internet Modules (AIM)
Families are Important
A Washington state resource for parents, grandparents and care givers of infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.
Washington online assistance programs
For a list of overnight or day summer camps in Washington State, please visit this online directory. Through this directory, you will also find an article entitled “Sending Your Child to Camp,” and a link to “Planning for Time Away from Home.”
Department of Children, Youth and Families
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)
Family & Interagency Coordinating Council of Kitsap County
Office of Super Intendant of Public Instruction (OSPI
Your legislators NEED to hear from you. Please contact them and share your early intervention story.
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