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IFSP Tutorial - Developing and Implementing
Implementing the IFSP:
Essential Content for Implementing the IFSP
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Service coordinator’s responsibilities during implementation of an IFSP
As described in Session 2, Developing IFSPs with Families, a service coordinator has special responsibilities during initial contacts, and IFSP development and implementation. During implementation of a family’s IFSP, service coordinators for a local Infants and Toddlers Program have key responsibilities to coordinate and monitor IFSP supports and services, and to schedule and facilitate periodic and annual IFSP reviews.
Coordinate and monitor delivery of services as described in the IFSP, and ensures that formal and informal supports and services identified on a child and family’s IFSP is implemented within 30 calendar days of the date of parent signature.
Schedule and facilitate periodic and annual IFSP reviews.
For both the periodic and annual reviews, a service coordinator discusses with parents how they would like to participate, and if they would like to invite other family members, an advocate, or other individual to attend. Prior written notice must be provided to the parent(s) and other participants within a reasonable time, as determined or agreed to by the parent(s). The periodic review may be conducted as a meeting or by another means acceptable to the parent(s) and other participants. All reviews must be conducted in the native language of the family (or other mode of communication used by the family), unless clearly not feasible to do so.
Participants and actions facilitated by a service coordinator during periodic and annual reviews are identified below:
For both, a service coordinator gives parents a copy of the IFSP, files a copy in the child’s early intervention record and submits a copy to data entry.