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Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Early Intervention Process

About IFSP

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:

  • Information about the child’s current development.
  • Information about Family resources, priorities, and concerns.
  • Outcomes the Family desires for their child and family.
  • A description of the services and support needed to help the Family reach those outcomes.
  • Statement about the natural environment where the services will be provided.
  • Start date for services and the expected duration.
  • Name of the service coordinator who will help the Family throughout the early intervention process.
  • Transition plan for the child and Family.

EDIS Forms

The Individualized Family Service Plan-Process Document (IFSP-PD).

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5 August 2019