Including Family Outcomes in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Authors: Anne Marie Cellante, MS.Ed & Jenna Lequia, Ph.D.

A key component of Early Intervention is the collaborative development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The IFSP includes both child and family outcomes which guide the types of services and supports that will be provided to the eligible child and their family. The purposes of this module are:

  • To understand what IFSP family outcomes are, and why they are important
  • To identify collaborative practices to develop meaningful family outcomes
  • To inform how to write measurable and meaningful family IFSP outcomes.

These online learning modules are part of the New York State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), Improving Family Centeredness Together (IFaCT) Project, aimed to improve family-centeredness in early intervention. The project is funded by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention.