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Birth to Three Referral Form (Fillable)

Do you have concerns for your child's development? We can help!

Email christa.keppler@wvesc.org or call 304-267-3595 ext.132

From March 18, 2020 to April 30, 2020, WV Birth to Three services including Intakes for newly referred families, initial and annual evaluation/assessment, team meetings and IFSP services will take place by phone or HIPAA compliant technology. If the state of emergency extends beyond April 30, 2020, we will reevaluate our policy.

 


Boys and Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle

The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle will be closed during the school closures, but will be providing meals to any families in need. Please see the information below for further details.

We will provide a five (5) day supply of snack and dinner to anyone under 18 years of age and in school at each of our sites starting today (March 23rd) from 4:00-6:00 pm.

We do ask that families RSVP with the number of meals to the site they will pick up from, so that we may preparee enough meals. However, an RSVP is not required.

Morgan County Club
187 S. Green St.
(304) 258-6741
Pick up will occur around the back of the facility.

Jefferson County Club
334 N. Lawrence St.
(304) 728-3143
Pick up will occur in the parking lot.

Martinsburg/Berkeley County Unit
105 W. John St.
(304) 263-2696
Pick up will occur in the back parking lot.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

County by County list of feeding sites/bus-based feeding routes for school children

Digital Recovery Meetings

WEconnect and Unity Recovery are partnering together to offer 4 daily all recovery meetings to anyone in the world.  Meetings will follow an open format and are available to anyone in or seeking recovery.

7 days a week:

o      9am

o    12pm

o     3pm

o     9pm 

All times are EDT.


Education Station

Educational activities, resources, stations and national organizations


Good Beginnings Baby Pantry

Grant County - Please refer any families in need. Good Beginnings is open by appointment only. Call 304-530-5480 ext 102


Grant - Hampshire - Hardy - Pendleton Counties Family Resource Guide

Jefferson County Family Resource Guide

Mineral County Family Resource Directory

Morgan County Family Resource Guide

Morgan County Starting Points

One-stop shop for family friendly services and our staff works with individual families to meet their needs. Offering curbside pickup for meals from the Community Kitchen on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.


Mountaineer Food Bank - Find Food

Regional Family Resource Guide

Staying physically and mentally strong during this stressful time

United Way of the Eastern Panhandle

United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (UWEP) has launched a recovery fund to support the immediate and emerging needs of our community as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


State and National Resources
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities.


Child Care Resource and Referrals
A resource & referral agency is a local nonprofit organization involved in supporting child care services. In WV, at a minimum, the resource & referral agencies:
  • Manage the subsidy program
  • Link parents with child care options
  • Provide consumer information
  • Offer technical assistance and training to providers
  • Inform parents of other resources in their community

Children with Disabilities Community Service Program (CDCSP)

The CDCSP (Federal Title “Disabled Child In-Home Care Program” otherwise known as The Katie Beckett Waiver) allows children who require a nursing level of care, acute care hospital level of care or an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disability level of care to receive a West Virginia Medicaid card so as to receive needed services in their homes rather than in an institutional setting. These are typically children who have been denied SSI because their parents’ income and assets exceed allowable limits.  For CDCSP, only the child’s income and assets are considered, providing all other eligibility criteria are met. For questions contact Stacey Broce at (304)356-4867 or Nora Dillard at (304)356-4853.


Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance Waiver (CSEDW)

The CSEDW's primary goal is to support children with severe emotional disorders by helping to keep them with their families, in the home and with a support network while receiving the services they need to improve their outcomes.


Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Program provides specialized medical care for children who have certain chronic, disabling medical conditions and who meet eligibility requirements. 


Disability Rights of West Virginia

Disability Rights of West Virginia (DRWV) is the federally mandated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in West Virginia. DRWV is a private, nonprofit agency. Our services are confidential and free of charge.


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and grantees.


Legal Aid of West Virginia

With over 100 full-time staff in 12 offices across West Virginia, Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is the state's primary provider of civil legal aid and advocacy services. Our mission is to ensure that the most vulnerable among us -  low-income families, seniors, victims of domestic violence, the disabled - have an equal shot at justice, in the courtroom and in their communities.


Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT)

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) is available to Medicaid members for transportation to West Virginia Medicaid covered services.


Parent Educator Resource Center (PERC)

Parent involvement in education has proven to be a key factor in the success children achieve in school. But not every parent knows how to be involved and not every teacher or school administrator knows how to encourage participation from families. Connecting the dots of communication between home and school has become an important focus for the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Programs.


Policy 2419

Regulations for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities- Effective August 14, 2017


Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. It is designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income. It provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.

Contact: johnette.graff@ssa.gov


West Virginia Department of Education

On the WV Department of Education website you can find county school calendars, directories, Federal and State education policies, and so much more. 


WV ABLE

Tax-free savings plan for disability-related expenses. Save and invest without losing federal needs-based benefits.


WV Birth to Three

WV Birth to Three partners with families and caregivers to build upon their strengths by offering coordination, supports, and resources to enhance children’s learning and development.
 
 


WV Department of Health and Human Resources

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) provides a wide range of necessary and life-saving services to many West Virginia residents. We also work to protect our youngest and most vulnerable citizens, our children. Whether you need a birth certificate, Medicaid coverage or temporary assistance, we are ready and willing to help.


WV Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources

WV Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources (WVECTCR) is a statewide program designed to provide professional development opportunities for the early care and education community. Through an extensive network of information, training and technical assistance, resources, and collaboration, WVECTCR strives to improve the quality of early education services for young children and their families.


WV Home Visitation

West Virginia Home Visitation Program (WVHVP), within the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, involves partnerships at federal, state and community levels to assist families in meeting their parenting goals. Programs are available at no cost to families across the state. Programs are delivered by local home visitors who have received extensive training in evidence-based curriculums.


WV Home Visitation Program Resource Directory

West Virginia Home Visitation Program(WVHVP), within the Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health, involves partnerships at federal, state and community levels to assist families in meeting their parenting goals. Programs are available at no cost to families across the state. Programs are delivered by local home visitors who have received extensive training in evidence-based curriculums.


WV Office of Special Education

Child Health and Development
Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social and other services.


HealthyChildren.org

HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 67?,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.


Help Me Grow West Virginia

Help Me Grow is a free referral service that connects families with critical developmental resources for their children birth through five years. The goal of Help Me Grow is to successfully identify children at-risk and link them to the help they need.


National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.  NORD, along with its more than 280 patient organization members,  is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.


The Children's League

The League serves children birth to age 21 in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. All services at the League are FREE to ALL patients and families. Those services include orthopedic, cerebral palsy, cleft lip/cleft palate, speech therapy and physical therapy.


WV Assistive Technology Loan Library and Exchange System (WVATS)

Loan programs allow people with disabilities to borrow equipment and try it in their natural environments (home, school, workplace, etc.) to help them in making a better decision as to whether the product and its features will be useful to them.


WV Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Waiver (I/DD Waiver)

The Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Waiver (IDDW) Program (formerly the MR/DD Waiver Program) provides services that instruct, train, support, supervise, and assist individuals who have intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities in achieving the highest level of independence and self-sufficiency possible in their lives.
The IDDW Program provides services in natural settings, homes and communities where the member resides, works, and shops instead of ICF/IID facilities.


WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Zero to Three

During the first three years of life, emotionally nourishing relationships lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. By supporting the caring adults who touch the lives of infants and toddlers, we hope to maximize our long-term impact in ensuring all infants and toddlers have a bright future.


Family Resources
Berkeley County Resource Guide

Center for Parent Information and Resource Library

The CPIR Resource Library houses over 1,000 family-friendly informational or research-based materials on key topics for Parent Centers.


Early Childhood Resource Lending Library

The library contains numerous resources such as books, brochures, videotapes, training manuals, workbooks, curriculum guides, assessment tools, and self-study modules. Also available for loan are environmental controls, adapted toys and software.


Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center

At EPEC, we are committed to providing services that address the needs of domestic violence and sexual assault victims/survivors and their non-offending family members. In addition, we strive to educate the community to change the fundamental beliefs and practices that allow abuse to continue.


Grant – Hampshire – Hardy – Pendleton Counties Resource Guide

Grant and Hardy County Resource Directory

This community resource directory is the result of an extensive effort by the Grant and Hardy Counties Family Issues Task Force and Eastern Regional Family Resource Network, Inc. as well as a number of participating human service agencies to help families, consumers, and service providers locate resources available to residents of Grant and Hardy Counties.


Hand in Hand with Special Education

“Hand In Hand” has been developed to assist parents, guardians and other family members in learning more about special education and how they can work as partners with educators to provide appropriate educational services for children. The West Virginia Department of Education believes individuals with exceptionalities, given high expectations, opportunities and support when necessary, will live successful adult lives.


Healthy Grandfamilies Program

Healthy Grandfamilies is a free initiative led by West Virginia State University to provide information and resources to grandparents who are raising one or more grandchildren. Designed as a series of nine discussion sessions and follow-up services. Each session provides valuable resources along with childcare for attendees and refreshments. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion, a gift card and three months of follow-up services with a Licensed Social Worker. Contact Children’s Home Society of West Virginia (Office) 304-264-0225  (Fax) 304-264-2084 for more information.


Jefferson County Resource Guide

Mineral County Resource Guide

Morgan County Resource Guide

Morgan- Berkeley - Jefferson Behavioral Health Resource Guide

Mountaineer Mental Health

Established to help support and meet the mental health needs in our local communities, a responsive group of compassionate and dedicated human service professionals available to assist your health, wellness, and recovery journey.


Nurtured Heart Approach to Parenting

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in The 3 Stands™ for helping children (and adults) build their Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success.


Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidenced based home visitation program that was established in 1981 and is currently utilized in all 50 States as well as in several other countries. The program serves children and families prenatally through kindergarten. PAT is a free service with no income requirements. The program focuses on parent-child interaction, development centered parenting, and family well being. Burlington’s PAT program serves families in Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton counties. 


Potomac Valley Transit Authority

Transportation for Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton Counties in WV.


Right From the Start (RFTS)

Right From The Start (RFTS) is a statewide program that helps West Virginia mothers and their babies lead healthier lives by offering home visitation services with a Designated Care Coordinator (registered nurse or licensed social worker)


TEAM for West Virginia Children

TEAM for West Virginia Children is a non-profit organization whose mission is to work with communities and families to promote and advance the well-being of children, making their needs and healthy development a priority.


West Virginia Parent Training and Information

Our vision is children and youth with disabilities and special healthcare needs will be prepared to lead productive adult lives to the maximum extent possible.


WV Autism Training Center

The West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University (WV-ATC) provides training, information and support to West Virginians with autism, their families, educators, and other persons.


WV Developmental Disabilities Council

Working to assure that West Virginians with developmental disabilities receive the services, supports, and other forms of assistance they need to exercise self-determination and achieve independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in the community.


WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities

The mission of the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities is to improve the lives of West Virginians with disabilities by supporting more diverse, inclusive communities.


Professional Resources
COSF Tool

Typical development milestones: Birth to 36 months


Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)

The ECTA Center supports state Part C and Section 619 programs in developing high-quality early intervention and preschool special education service systems, increasing local implementation of evidence-based practices, and enhancing outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families.


Help Me Grow Consent Form

Help Me Grow Referral Form

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Promoting high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research


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