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(12.21) What is the service coordinator supposed to do for my child and our family?

(12.21) What is the service coordinator supposed to do for my child and our family?

The duties of the service coordinator are active and ongoing and include the following:

  1. provide initial notice of Early Start rights and services;
  2. obtain consent for services, evaluations and assessments;
  3. coordinate all services across agencies, including information exchange;
  4. serve as the single point of contact in helping parents to obtain the services and assistance they need;
  5. assist parents in gaining access to the early intervention services and other services identified in the IFSP;
  6. coordinate the provision of early intervention services and other services that the child needs or is being provided;
  7. facilitate the timely delivery of available services;
  8. continuously seek the appropriate services and situations necessary to benefit the development of each child being served for the duration of the child’s eligibility;
  9. coordinate the performance of evaluations and assessments;
  10. facilitate and participate in the development, review, and evaluation of the individualized family service plan;
  11. assist families in identifying available service providers;
  12. coordinate and monitor the delivery of available services;
  13. inform families of the availability of advocacy services and procedural safeguards; and
  14. facilitate the development of a transition plan to preschool services, if    appropriate.
    [34 C.F.R. Sec. 303.34; 17 C.C.R. Sec. 52121.]