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Child and Family Connections (CFC)

Who's Who

Service Coordinator
The service coordinator is the primary contact person for the family at a CFC.  A service coordinator:

  • Facilitates the evaluation / assessment process to determine eligibility
  • Coordinates and monitors the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Supports the family throughout their enrollment in and transition from the Early Intervention System
  • Informs the family of their rights and procedural safeguards within the Early Intervention System

Parent Liaison
A parent liaison is the parent of a child who has received Early Intervention services.  A parent liaison:

  • Recognizes the unique concerns parents of children with special needs share
  • Can offer families direct support
  • Provides consultation and resources to Early Intervention team members
  • Is credentialed as an Early Intervention provider through Provider Connections which is contracted through the Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Early Intervention

Local Interagency Council
The Local Interagency Council (LIC) is a forum for Early Intervention families, service providers, community members and CFC personnel to come together to:

  • Share information
  • Develop public awareness programs
  • Coordinate developmental screenings and other Child Find activities

 Illinois Early Intervention LIC Meeting Dates 2012-2013
Fridays @ 1:00 PM

January 11,2013
April 5, 2013
May 3, 2013

Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Child& Family Connections#12
17300 Ozark Ave.-North Building Door 2, Tinley Park,IL 60477
Located:8 blocks WEST of Harlem Ave. 1 block SOUTH of 171st St.

LIC Coordinator: Karen Withgott Direct Line 708-429-8233
708-429-8246 Fax

Child and Family Connections #8
Marlene Stroube, Program Manager
A.J. Brandecker Rehabilitation Center
9455 South Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL  60643
773-233-1799 Phone
773-239-6229 Fax

 Child and Family Connections #12
Peter Byrne, Program Manager
17300 Ozark Avenue
Tinley Park, IL  60477
708-429-8231 Phone
708-429-8246 Fax

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