Birth to Three

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Building a Strong Future for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Central Wisconsin

You are your child’s greatest chance for success — your daily interactions and encouragement provide the greatest opportunities for your child to grow. For that reason, North Central Health Care’s Birth to Three program works in partnership with the families and friends of children with developmental delays or disabilities, providing you and your child with the extra support you need within your natural environment and daily routines. Our goal is to help you make each day a learning opportunity by providing you with the knowledge, skills, support, and resources you need. North Central Health Care provide Birth to Three services to residents living in the counties of Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln.

Eligibility

We begin by assessing your child’s strengths and needs to determine if your child is eligible for the program. Development screenings, evaluations and service coordination are provided at no cost. Eligibility is not affected by the family’s income; however, families who are able to afford services may be asked to contribute to the costs of services.

Building A Personalized Program

Once a child is enrolled, staff and families work together to determine which services will best support their child’s ability to grow, learn and communicate. We evaluate and establish goals based around your child’s ability to: learn; move, see, and hear; communicate and understand other’s communication; respond to and relate with others; and eat, dress, and care for daily living needs.

Together, we construct a unique plan to provide you with the support and services you need and integrate them into your typical routines and activities, including:

  • Family Education
  • Developmental Education Services
  • Communication Services
  • Related Health Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Going forward, together we assess your child’s progress, provide feedback to one another, and change your family’s individual plan to adapt to the changing successes and challenges of your child.

Contact Us to Learn More

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Anyone concerned with a child’s development may make a referral to the Birth to Three program, including parents, physicians, family members, day care providers or therapists.

For more information, please contact Birth to Three at 715.848.4580.