Parents & Family
What Are Your Rights in Early ACCESS?
As a parent, you and your child have rights. We refer to parent rights as procedural safeguards. The procedural safeguards apply to every aspect of the early intervnetion process, such as evaluation, access to records, and Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) team participation. For example, you have the right to disagree with the results of the Early ACCESS evaluation that determined that your child was not eligible for services. Or, if you are not recieving services as outlined in your IFSP, there are options for addressing that issue.
Here are some things you can do and how you can learn about your rights:
- Read the Procedural Safeguards Manual for Parents, including how to file a complaint.
- If your child is not able to receive Early ACCESS services, ask your service coordinator for referrals to programs that may be able to offer support and services to your family.