Where to Start - Navigating the Birth-to-Three System
The King County Developmental Disabilities Division contracts with WithinReach to facilitate the central referral line for entry into Birth-to-Three services. The WithinReach Family Health Hotline can be reached by phone at 1-800-322-2588. The Birth-to-Three Referral form can be faxed to 206-299-9146.
The King County Developmental Disabilities Division contracts with 12 different Birth-to-Three non-profit agencies in King County. While three of these agencies provide specialized services to children who are deaf or hard of hearing, the other eight have a significant history of providing services to infants, toddlers, and their families and have the capacity to provide comprehensive Birth-to-Three services, shown below, to utilize properly licensed and certified staff:
- Physical Therapists;
- Occupational Therapists;
- Speech Therapists; and
- Special Educators.
All contracted agencies agree to provide services in compliance with Federal law, Part C of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and every family will be connected with a Family Resource Coordinator early in the enrollment process. Access to services may be made directly to one of the Birth-to-Three Providers or visit the online Provider Map.