Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
For eligible children under 3 years of age, early intervention services are provided under the IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan), which is developed by a team of providers from your local Regional Center.
Individualized Educational Program (IEP)
Local school districts are responsible for providing special education services to children 3 to 22 years of age. Special Education is instruction specially designed to meet the unique needs of children who require some adaptation to the learning environment or instruction. To receive special education services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) must be written and reviewed regularly. The step-by step process includes a referral, an assessment, and an IEP meeting and placement. Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires students with disabilities be given appropriate accommodations to learn in the least restrictive environment. You can find your local school district here.