Waisman Center–Birth To 3 Program
How can this website help me better understand Wisconsin's Birth to 3 Program?
The Wisconsin Birth to 3 Training and Technical Assistance website has been created for professionals serving children and families in Wisconsin's Birth to 3 Program, as well as families participating in Birth to 3. The site is maintained by the Wisconsin Personnel Development Project (WPDP) under contract from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Birth to 3 Program. For your convenience, the site is divided into categories to help you find a variety of information about Birth to 3.
What's New lists upcoming trainings, recent programmatic updates, and other current information relevant to the early intervention community.
Policy & Guidance is the largest category on this site. It offers a variety of information for both parents and professionals and includes an overview of Wisconsin's Birth to 3 Program, along with information on referral to and eligibility for Birth to 3 programming, IFSP development and review, ongoing assessment, service provision, natural environments, service coordination, transitions into other programs, and financial and other resources. Each of these topics includes background information, its connection to HSF-90 (Wisconsin's early intervention legislation), relevant policies and forms, and additional resources.
Monitoring & Self Assessment provides materials to describe the General Supervision and Monitoring System with a focus on the annual responsibilities of local programs, State Birth to 3 Office, and training and technical assistance providers.
The Newsletter category offers links to current and past issues of the Birth to 6 EVENTS newsletter. Articles are also listed according to specific topics. Trainings lists upcoming conferences, workshops, and other learning opportunities relevant to early interventionists or parents of children participating in early intervention.
The On-Line Learning category has 3 main components: a module designed to promote understanding of the roles and responsibilities of service coordinators in Wisconsin's Birth to 3 Program, Birth to 6 EVENTS newsletter articles organized according to topics ("Topics of Interest"), and links to recent publications in early intervention and early childhood journals (such as Infants and Young Children).
Family Resources offers background information on early intervention, along with information on services and supports, transitions, parental rights, and leadership opportunities. Different types of resources are listed, including health, financial, child care, and condition-specific resources.
Employment & Licensure lists early intervention employment opportunities in Wisconsin, and provides a link to individual county Birth to 3 program contacts. It also includes Wisconsin-specific professional licensure information for early childhood educators, early intervention parent facilitators, early intervention program assistants, occupational therapists and assistants, physical therapists and assistants, service coordinators, and speech and language pathologists.