Service Guideline 2: Natural Environments: Intervention Guidance for Service Providers and Families

Connecticut Birth to Three System

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The guidelines in this document are designed to assist families and service providers in ensuring services are provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities in natural environments. The information in this document is a compilation of a review of research-based programs and models, personal discussions with experts in the field, and an interpretation of the responsibilities of the Connecticut Birth to Three System under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The guidelines address: (1) characteristics of natural environments; (2) the importance of providing early intervention services and supports within natural environments to ensure that a child with disabilities has the opportunity for the same types of experiences as children without disabilities; (3) developing the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and what to do if the IFSP team discovers that an outcome cannot be met in a natural environment; (4) transition from birth to three services; (5) natural supports for families; (6) children with autism; and (7) quality enhancement of birth to three services. The document includes parent and community providers perspectives on the benefits of having services provided in natural environments. Questions providers ask about natural environments are answered in the final section. Appendices include program questions for administrators regarding how supports are offered. 

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Connecticut Birth to Three System. Service Guideline 2: Natural Environments: Intervention Guidance for Service Providers and Families (1999). Connecticut Birth to Three System: Hartford, CT. (28 pages).

Language: English

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Connecticut Birth to Three System
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
06106

Phone: (860) 571-7556
Fax: (860) 418-6003

URL: http://www.birth23.org

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