KIDSTEPS Birth to Three: Early Intervention
KIDSTEPS is the children’s division of SARAH, Inc serving infants and toddlers with developmental delays. KIDSTEPS is contracted by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood 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 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. These professionals coach families to embed early intervention strategies into their daily routines with their child. Services are provided exclusively in natural environments such as family’s homes, child care settings, and community locations. Service Coordination is given to each family to assist them with making connections to community resources including transitioning. The KIDSTEPS service region encompasses 31 towns throughout southern and eastern Connecticut.
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 1-800-505-7000
B) Complete the online referral form on the Birth to Three System web site 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. Please contact the KIDSTEPS Director at 203-453-7592 ext. 101 if you have any questions.
Bozrah , Branford , Canterbury, Clinton, Deep River, East Haven, East Lyme, Essex, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Hamden, Killingworth, Lisbon, Madison, Meriden, Montville, New Haven, New London, North Branford , North Haven, Norwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Plainfield, Sprague, Wallingford, Waterford, Westbrook and West Haven. Staff are local and familiar to the community they serve.