Understanding Your Birth to 3 Rights

The Early Intervention Program of Outagamie and Winnebago Counties (Birth to 3) is a voluntary program for children age 0-3 with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families. The program receives federal, State of Wisconsin and county funding, as well as private donations. Because it is governed under the federal law IDEA and state law DHS 90, parents have rights and procedural safeguards within the program. Some of your rights under Birth to 3 include:

  • The right to have planning meetings at times and places that are convenient for you
  • The right to have an advocate at any meeting
  • The right to receive notice regarding any decision the program is proposing before you agree to it
  • The right to remove your child from the program at any time
  • The right to additional evaluations when requested
  • The right to request mediation when you do not agree with decisions the program has made
  • The right to a hearing to resolve conflicts

There are agencies that can assist you in using your Birth to 3 rights:

If you need help resolving conflict:
Resolving Conflict brochure - English
Resolver Conflictos folleto - Español

If you would like to request mediation or a hearing:
Birth to 3 Mediation System brochure - English
Nacimiento a 3 folleto Sistema de Mediación - Español

For full rights information:
Parent Rights - English
Niam txiv txoj cai - Hmoob
Derechos de Padres - Español
Outagamie County Rights & Records Policy - English
Outagamie County Rights & ntaub ntawv - Hmoob
Outagamie Condado de Derechos y Política de Registros - Español

For information on opting out of the transition process at age 3:
Wisconsin Opt-Out Policy
Opt-Out Letter to Families