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Alaska Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Alaska Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program
Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Senior and Disabilities Services
751 Old Richardson Highway, Suite 100A
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 451-5041 (Local)
(800) 770-1672 (Toll-Free)
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/infantlearning/default.aspx

Brief Description

The Alaska state Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program funds a statewide itinerant consulting program for blind and visually impaired children, under the age of three, and their families. Current grantee information is available at www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/mcfh/

Geographic area served: Alaska.

Staff

Maureen Harwood, Early Intervention Manager/Part C Coordinator, maureen.harwood@alaska.gov

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Lead agency for Alaska's early intervention system as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Funds an itinerant consulting program for blind and visually impaired children, birth-3 years, and their families.
  • Support for Parents
    • Works with local early intervention programs to develop appropriate Individualized Family Service Plans.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides technical assistance to early intervention providers. Monitors program to assure compliance with state and federal regulations and standards.
  • Professional Training
    • Provides training and consultation to local providers and families.
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