Your service coordinator will support your family the entire time you're in Early On. Your service coordinator is your main contact and will: make sure your family understands your Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), help your family understand your rights (procedural safeguards), ensure that your services are delivered on time, and continuously seek appropriate services and supports to benefit the development of your child during his or her time in Early On.
By law, you and your family have rights. These rights are protected by a processed referred to as procedural safeguards. As an Early On family, you should be familiar with your rights and entitlements under the law.
Your Family Has the Right to:
Learn if your child is eligible
Participate in Early On, if eligible
Give consent for screening, evaluation, and assessment services
Receive prior written notice about evaluations, or possible changes to eligibility or services
Have a plan of services within 45 days of referral
Fully understand each step in the Early On process