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Connecticut Birth to Three System - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Connecticut Birth to Three System
Department of Mental Retardation
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1308
(860) 418-6146 (Local)
(860) 418-6003 (Fax)
(800) 505-7000 (Toll-Free)
http://www.birth23.org

Brief Description

In Connecticut, the Department of Developmental Services is the lead agency for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Using a statewide intake office, all early intervention referrals are then sent to any one of 45 different local programs for evaluation and services.

Clients served on average per year: 9400
Number of staff: 750
Staff description: Primarily therapists (OT, PT, Speech) and early childhood special education teachers
Geographic area served: Connecticut.
Publications: Family Handbooks, Service Guidelines. All available on www.birth23.org.

Staff

Linda Goodman, Director and Part C Coordinator, linda.goodman@ct.gov

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Any of the 16 required services under Part C of the IDEA. Children with visual impairments typically receive monthly services from the Board of Education and Services for the Blind as part of their overall early intervention program.

      Lead agency for Connecticut's early intervention system as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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