KIDSTEPS Birth to Three: Early Intervention
KIDSTEPS is our Birth to Three Early Intervention Program serving infants and toddlers with differing abilities, including developmental delays and autism. It is one of the largest Birth to Three programs in the state. The KIDSTEPS team of specialists and therapists supports children and their families in fifty-one towns throughout Connecticut.
The program works closely with families to identify developmental delays and develop a program that builds on communication, motor, socialization, and self-help skills for their child. Our professional staff of certified therapists, such as speech and language pathologists, physical and occupational, early childhood specialists, and teachers, work directly with families and eligible children. All KIDSTEPS staff are local and familiar with the communities they serve.
Services are provided exclusively in natural environments such as family homes, childcare settings, and community locations. Service Coordination is given to each family to assist them with making connections to community resources.
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood contracts KIDSTEPS to provide Birth to Three early intervention services. The Birth to Three System was created under Part C of the federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and by state law 17a-248.
How to Request an Evaluation
To request a Birth to Three early intervention evaluation, you can:
A) Call the toll-free intake phone number at Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000
B) Complete the online referral form on the Birth to Three System website www.birth23.org
C) Download the referral form from the Birth to Three website and fax your referral to 1-800-571-6853
If you would like KIDSTEPS to provide the evaluation, you must request us by name during the intake process. Otherwise, your child will be assigned to the program in your town that is next on rotation. If you have any questions, please contact us at 203-453-7592.
Berlin, Bozrah, Branford, Canterbury, Clinton, Colchester, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haven, East Lyme, Essex, Franklin, Glastonbury, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Hamden, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Madison, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, Montville, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Newington, North Branford, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Plainfield, Portland, Rocky Hill, Scotland, Sprague, Stonington, Wallingford, Waterford, West Haven, Westbrook, Wethersfield and Windham. Staff are local and familiar to the community they serve.