Infant Toddler Network

Services for children under 3 years old who are suspected of having developmental (physical, cognitive, language) delays, disabilities, or special needs

Program Overview

The Infant Toddler Network (ITN) is the local lead agency in Spokane County for supporting children with disabilities or developmental delays, from birth to age three. Parents who have concerns about their child’s development can contact ITN to receive assistance and information about entering into the program.

A child residing in Spokane County, from birth through age 3, is eligible for early intervention services when:

  • A professional assessment has determined he/she has a 25% or more developmental delay for his/her age, or
  • When he/she has a diagnosed physical or mental condition, such as hearing loss, vision impairment, Down Syndrome, neurological disorder, with a high probability it may result in delayed development, or
  • When he/she has a 1.5 standard deviation below his/her age in one or more developmental areas.

(ITN) contracts to be the local lead agency with the Department of Early Learning (DEL)/Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)(this replaces the first sentence in the funding area). ITN program receives federal funding.


Ask Now Kids and Babies Can’t Wait

Do you have concerns about your child’s development? Free comprehensive developmental screenings (also known as Child Find Events) are coordinated through the CICC.

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The Infant Toddler Network provides leadership and advocacy, as required by the state, to the County Inter-agency Coordination Council (CICC), a conduit for parents to meet and work with the professionals and agencies designed to serving young children with developmental delays.

Child Find Events for free comprehensive developmental screenings are coordinated through the CICC.

Please call the Infant Toddler Network at 509.324.1651 for more information.


Early Intervention Services

Research demonstrates early intervention treatment services, such as physical, speech, and  occupational therapies can greatly improve a child’s development.  These therapies enhance development to allow a child to talk, walk, eat, feed themselves and interact with others.


Early Support for Infants and Toddlers

18

Months is the average amount of time a child receives services

Early Intervention helps children to:

FRCs coordinate evaluation of children in these functional areas:

  • Develop positive social-emotional skills and relationships
  • acquire the use of knowledge and skills including language and communication
  • learn and use appropriate behaviors to meet their need
  • learn self-help skills appropriate for their age
  • Make progress and enhance their development

Parents learn to advocate for their child

  • Services to be conducted in the child’s natural environment

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning” -Diane Ackerman


Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

WIC has an extraordinary record of preventing children’s health problems and improving growth and development. Locally, the health district supports this vision by offering WIC services in several convenient locations.

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Access to Baby & Child Dentistry Program

Matches Medicaid-eligible children, ages 0-6, to a dentist for fluoride, exams, parent education and restorative care.

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