What is Service Coordination
Service Coordination is a free service designed to protect the rights of families and children and to ensure that all available EI services are being provided.
What is the role of a Service Coordinator?
With a deep understanding of EIP policies and procedures, the Service Coordinator is the families single point of contact responsible for coordinating services amongst multiple providers, maximizing access to all available resources and protecting the rights of you and your child.
Service Coordinator will:
- Assist parents in obtaining access to services, including making referrals to providers and scheduling appointments;
- Coordinate Early Intervention services and other services (for example, medical or social) that the child may need or may be receiving;
- Coordinate evaluations and assessments;
- Facilitate and participate in the development, review, and evaluation of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs);
- Ensure services are provided in a timely manner;
- Inform families of their rights and procedural safeguards;
- Coordinate the funding sources for Early Intervention services; and
- Facilitate the development of a transition plan to preschool, school, or to other services.