[R-0103] S7. Family and Community

Citation: Georgia State Interagency Coordinating Council. (2000). Natural environments. Fact Sheet. Available from http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/topics/inclusion/NatEnvir.pdf [or enter “Georgia State Interagency Coordinating Council 2000 Natural environments” in your search window].

Abstract: This Fact Sheet provides tips for providing early intervention to infants, toddlers, and their families. The authors note that it is important for the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) team to develop and implement a plan that not only provides intervention for the child, but consultation and training for care providers in all settings.

Integration: The information presented in this fact sheet fits well with content presented in the early childhood courses Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Infants, Toddlers and Twos and Introduction to Early Childhood Education.

Content Focus: Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Early Intervention; Family Support; Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP); Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Natural Environment; Routines-Based Approach; Team-Based Approach

Notes: To learn more about the importance of an integrated approach to providing early intervention, have students watch AzAIP TeamModel e, Early Intervention Educational Slideshow and Early Intervention: A Routines-Based Approach – Part 2: What Intervention Can-and Should Look Like.