U.S. Army Medical Department
Together, the Family and early intervention providers develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The IFSP must be completed in a timely manner. For our program that means within 45 calendar days of the date of referral.
The guiding principle of the IFSP is that the Family is a child’s greatest resource, and that a baby’s needs are closely tied to the needs of the family. The best way to support children and meet their needs is to support and build upon the individual strengths of their family. So the IFSP as a whole is a Family plan with the parents as the most important part of the IFSP team.
The IFSP will include the following components:
The Individualized Family Service Plan-Process Document (IFSP-PD).