Family Supports

The Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program is a federally-mandated Early Intervention program (Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – IDEA) to support families of children with developmental delays or disabilities under the age of 3.

Child find is a continuous process of public awareness activities, screening, and evaluation designed to locate, identify, and refer as early as possible all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of an Early Intervention Program (Part C) or Early Childhood Special Education (Part B) services of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Wisconsin has five Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) that are dedicated to supporting families and the providers who serve them.

The Well Badger Resource Center is a health information and referral service helps connect families and health professionals with health care services and resources throughout Wisconsin. Well Badger specializes in referrals for children and youth with special health care needs and those with developmental disabilities and delays. It provides referrals for women and children in WIC, BadgerCare Plus, and the Wisconsin Well Woman Program.