Kansas

The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's early intervention service system. Please contact the lead state agency or follow the various links for more detailed information.

Lead agency for early intervention services

Kansas Infant-Toddler Services is part of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Eligibility criteria for early intervention services

Children under the age of 3 may be eligible if they have:

  • Developmental delay of 25 percent or 1.5 standard deviations or more in one or more developmental areas
  • At least 20 percent or one standard deviation in two or more areas
  • Diagnosed mental or physical condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delays

See eligibility for more information.

Number of children served

Kansas reported 4,297 infants and toddlers for the 2012 child count.

Support service structure

A network of providers coordinates local early intervention services.

Initial family contact

Families may contact their provider or the Kansas Infant-Toddler Services state office at 800-332-6262.

Services for at-risk children

Local service teams will provide information on available resources to families with children who are not eligible for early intervention services. Families may also contact the parent training and information center listed below.

Family cost participation

Families are not required to pay for services. Public or private insurance may be accessed under certain conditions.

Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services

Kansas enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services. See Kansas insurance for more information.

Parent training and information center

Families Together, Inc. is Kansas' parent training and information center. Additional support is provided by the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center.

Early childhood school services information

Information regarding school services for children ages 3 through 5 is available from the local school district and the parent training and information centers listed above. Additional information is available at early childhood education or by contacting:

Kansas Department of Education
Phone: 785-296-1944

State early intervention resources

Additional information and resources are available at early intervention resources or Kansas Resource Guide.

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