Resources for Professionals

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

OCDE provides an array of options for professionals to learn, grow and enhance their programs for young children eligible for special education services.    

RESOURCES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

Early Start service coordinators and preschool special educators may use this PDF document with active links to access local, state and national resources on an array of topics to support their programs for young children with disabilities and special needs.
 
 
Early Start Regulations, published by CA Dept. of Developmental Services: CDDS Early Start Stats and Regs  
 
 

IFSP FORM AND USERS MANUAL

This Individualized Family Service Plan template document is for use by all Orange County LEAs to plan and document early intervention services to qualifying infants/toddlers and their families under the California Early Start Program.  The IFSP Form Users Manual is the companion document to support administrators and service coordinators in using the built-in features efficiently and effectively.

IFSP revised oct 10 2011

IFSP User's Manual 

Families entering Early Start should be referred to the Comfort Connection Family Resource Center using these consent forms:

Consent Form - School District (3).pdf

Consent Form - School District (SP).pdf

Consent Form - School District (VT).pdf

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

OCDE provides professional development, technical support, and interagency coordination on behalf of local educational agencies in Orange County serving young children with IFSPs and IEPs.  For more information contact Dillon Henry, Coordinator, special Education Services, at dhenry@ocde.us or phone at 714.708.4989.