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The first few years of life are extremely important to the future growth and development of your child. These are wonderful times to laugh, play, and learn with your child. As a parent, you are most responsible for guiding your child through these years.

Trust your instincts and feelings as you watch your child grow. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about your child's growth and WV Birth to Three is available if you have concerns about your child's development.

 

Learning about WV Birth to Three Early Intervention

What is WV Birth to Three?

How do I make a referral?

Where are the services provided?

What are the steps in early intervention? 

Coaching Tips for Parents

 

Making a Connection

WV Birth to Three Regional offices

WVBTT Parent Partner Directory – A WVBTT Parent Partner is active in assisting families with making a connection for resources/services in their area.  WVBTT regional information is communicated through a quarterly newsletter that  provides information on local community events, parent groups, and activities that  may be of interest to you and your family.
 

Regional Parent Partner Newsletters

Region I - Newsletter by Parent Partners - Winter 2018 
Region I - Newsletter by Parent Partners - Fall 2018 
Region I - Newsletter by Parent Partners - Summer 2018 
 
Region II - BTT Bits - Winter 2018 
Region II - BTT Bits - Fall 2017 


Region III - Parent to Parent - Fall 2019 new
Region III - Parent to Parent - Winter 2018
Region III - Parent to Parent - Fall 2018
Region III - Parent to Parent - Spring 2018

Region IV - BTT Spring 2018

Region V & VI- Making Connections - Fall 2018 
Region V & VI- Making Connections - Winter 2017 
Region V & VI- Making Connections - Summer 2016 

Region VII - Bridges - Fall 2019 new
Region VII - Bridges - Summer 2019
Region VII - Bridges - Spring 2019


Region VIII - Tidbits - Spring 2019
Region VIII - Tidbits - Winter 2018

TELL US! What does WV Birth to Three Mean to YOU?

How Babies Grow

Social and Emotional Development: Building positive relationships

WV Birth to Three Typical Milestones of Child Development

CDC MILESTONES TRACKER – AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Let's Play: How Your Child Learns and Grows Through Play from  Birth to Three


TEAM for WV Children-WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association    

 

Family Resources

Special Needs Resources

Healthy Grand Families - a new free resource for grandparents  raising grandchildren PDF

Involving Families as Advisors Toolkit - The Center for Children with  Special Needs


Parent Educator Resource Centers (PERC)

West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) Lending Library

To The Moon And Back, Inc. – WV Chapter - A support program that provides a safe place to discuss parenting and share best practices for caring for children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or substance exposure. 

        Impacts of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in West Virginia

WV Department of Health & Human Resources – DHHR Programs

Kinship Care Relationships and Possible Benefits  - Legal Aid of West Virginia

 

Leadership/Training Opportunities

Interagency Coordinating Council
     - Family Story Booklet

WV Birth to Three Professional Development Information

West Virginia Parent Training and Information
WVPTI, Inc. strives to build positive futures for West Virginia's children and youth by working collaboratively with all parents, families, youth, schools, and communities to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school, community life, and living independently.

 

Financial Resources


WVABLE - A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI.

Children with Disabilities Community Service Program (CDCSP) - Children with Disabilities Community Services Program provides benefits to severely disabled children who meet the program's eligibility requirements. The CDCSP is an alternative to institutionalization and provides medically necessary services that are community-based and cost less than institutional services. 

Autism Speaks – Financial Resources


Social Security Administration – Benefits for Children with Disabilities

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Waiver - WVDHHR Bureau for Medical Services -  The West Virginia I/DD Waiver is a federally/state funded program for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. To learn more about the I/DD Waiver contact you WVBTT Service Coordinator.


 

To learn more about resources and services that may be available to your family please contact your Local Regional Administrative Unit (RAU).