Q: What is an IFSP?
A: IFSP stands for Individual Family Services Plan. It is the plan that you and your Boyer treatment team will create for your child. It will guide how we work with each child based on specific goals that we will all agree on. Every child under care at Boyer has an individual and unique IFSP.
Q: If a family is in need of help that Boyer doesn’t offer, such as emergency housing, substance abuse counseling or access to a food bank, is there anyone here who can help us?
A: Your Family Resources Coordinator can help you access a wide range of services outside of Boyer. Additionally our social worker can help find support for you individually.
Q: How do I connect with other parents of children with special needs?
A: Our social worker organizes monthly Parent Support and Fathers’ Evening activities. You can find additional parent support and mothers’ groups on the main Parent & Family page.
Q: My child is almost 3. Where do we go next?
A: Your family resources coordinator will contact you 6 months before your child turns three to begin the transition process. Your child’s path will be determined by his/her particular needs, and your family resources coordinator will help you understand all your options. Most children exit our programs at age 3 and either transition to services through the public school system, or require no additional special education and related services. No matter what, we’ll be there to guide you through the transition process.