Definitions for "Individual Family Service Plan"
An interagency document developed for a child ages birth to three years with special needs and his/her family. The IFSP is a single coordinated plan developed by the team, which includes parents and all providers who work with the child/family. The plan includes strengths, needs, outcomes/goals and services to be provided.
A written plan of special support goals and services provided to infants and toddlers, as well as their families. .
The IFSP addresses 1) The family's strengths, needs, concerns and priorities; 2) identifies support services available to meet those needs; and 3) empowers the family to meet the developmental needs of their infant or toddler with a disability. The IFSP is a written plan developed by parents or guardians with input from a multi disciplinary team. (Reference Part C).