BabyNet is the state agency that will provide the funding for your child’s Early Intervention Services. BabyNet will determine your child’s eligibility based upon an assessment of your child’s developmental strengths and developmental needs or based upon a confirmed diagnosis from a medical professional. All you need to do to begin Early Intervention is follow these simple steps:
The Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, DDSN, is the state agency that will provide the funding for your child’s Early Intervention Services. DDSN will determine your child’s eligibility. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
1. Consult your doctor with your concerns for your child. Your doctor will may NOT make a referral to DDSN. That will be up to you, but we can assist you!
2. Call Promising Futures and tell us your story! We will provide you with answers to your questions regarding your child’s development and assist you as best we can with your concerns for your child. We will provide you with the telephone number to contact DDSN to refer your child.
3. Call the toll-free number for DDSN referrals and leave a message.
4. DDSN will call you back. This may take a few days. (If you haven’t heard anything within two business days, call again). When you receive your return call, DDSN will administer a telephone screening for your child and complete the elibility process.
5. After your child has been granted DDSN elibility, inform DDSN that you would like Promising Futures to provide Early Intervention services.
6. DDSN will contact Promising Futures within one week of you choosing us and we will contact you within a few days to schedule your child’s assessment.
7. Promising Futures will meet with you at home to complete your child’s assessment and application for DDSN eligibility and to inform you of services that may be available to your family and your child.
8. Promising Futures will contact you as soon as DDSN determines whether or not your child is eligible to receive Early Intervention Services and any other services that you feel would benefit your family and your child. If your child is eligible we will schedule a Family Service Plan, FSP, meeting to review your child’s assessment with you and help you determine the services that you would like for your child as well as the outcomes, or goals, that you would like for Early Intervention to provide for your child and your family.