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Early Start Publications and Outreach Materials Resources

Early Start Statutes and Regulations

Early Start Statutes & Regulations, Tenth Edition, 2015 .pdf icon
Updated in 2015, presents federal and state laws governing Early Start including Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act and the California Early Intervention Services Act.

» Laws and Regulations

Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources

Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources .pdf icon
A directory of more than 800 state and local agencies that provide early intervention services in California.

» Online Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources A directory that helps parents, providers, and members of the public find valuable resources for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities or delays and concerns

Starting Out Together - An Early Intervention Guide for Families

Starting Out Together - An Early Intervention Guide for Families
A question and answer format summarizes the research supporting early intervention for infants and toddlers with a disability. The booklet also provides information on the key points of how the Early Start system works, such as eligibility, referral and the child's service plan.

» Available in: English | Spanish | Vietnamese .pdf icon

Parents' Rights: An Early Start Guide for Families

Parents' Rights: An Early Start Guide for Families
Early Start is governed by both federal and state statutes and regulations. This booklet provides in-depth information to parents and other interested parties about procedural safeguards available to ensure services are provided in a manner appropriate to the child's needs and the concerns of the family.

» English | Chinese | Spanish | Vietnamese .pdf icon
» A two page summary of procedural safeguards - English | Spanish | Vietnamese .pdf icon

California Early Start Program-The Role of the Health Care Provider

The Primary Healthcare Providers Role in Early Intervention
This brochure explains Early Start eligibility criteria, and the important role played by the health care provider as part of a child's early intervention team.

» English .pdf icon

A Family Introduction to California's Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families

A Family Introduction to California's Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families
An easy-to-read overview of the benefits of early intervention during the first three years of a child's life, this brochure explains the steps to take if you have concerns about your child's development as well as what services are available if your child is determined eligible for Early Start.

» Available in: English | Chinese | Native American | Spanish | Vietnamese .pdf icon

Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers and Networks
Parent-to-parent support through Family Resource Centers and Networks is a critical component of Early Start in California. This brochure introduces the statewide network of family resource centers, which are staffed by parents of children with special needs who actively collaborate with local regional centers and local education agencies to help parents and families access early intervention services.

» Available in: English | Spanish | Vietnamese .pdf icon

Reasons for Concern Brochure

Reasons for Concern
This brochure is a collaborative effort between the Department of Developmental Services and the California Department of Education. The brochure is designed to facilitate finding and identifying young children who may benefit from early intervention or specialized education services and to encourage appropriate referrals regarding these children to Early Start and special education preschool services.

» Available in: Hmong | Spanish | Vietnamese .pdf icon

 
 
Last Updated: 4/17/2018