Address: 206 South Galena Avenue, Suite 40, Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: (815) 297-1041
Fax: (815) 297-9032
Contact: Kathy Ellinor
The SVIC is comprised of local early intervention stakeholders. (Early Intervention (EI) is the state-funded system of services available to children Birth-to-Three who have developmental delays or disabilities.) The purpose of the group is to disseminate information from the state system to the local level and to provide a forum to share local concerns with the lead agency. The SVIC has several key Functions: The SVIC conducts local needs assessments, identifies service gaps, and identifies local resources to fill those gaps, The SVIC works with local service providers to develop collaborative agreements with local school districts to conduct Child Find activities and facilitate transitions from the Part C EI System to the community and/or the public school system, The SVIC develops and implements strategies for Public Awareness and Child Find.
Information: Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 9:00AM-11:00AM at Sterling Federal Bank (lower level). Parents of children with special needs are paid a stipend to attend. Child care service can be arranged by calling Kathy Ellinor (888) 297-1041 at least 2 days in advance.
- Child Development/Disabilities/Rehab
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