Child Development Services
If your child is under the age of three and has special needs, or you are
concerned about the way your son or daughter is developing, your family may
qualify for services to support your child's development.
Child development services (also known as early intervention services) are
provided to children birth to three years old who are eligible fore services
through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
Services typically consist of evaluation, family education and support,
physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and/or
Services are based on an Individual Family Services Plan developed by the
family and a team of professionals. Services are provided in natural
environments as appropriate to meet the individual needs of the family and
child. Through the development of a transition plan, services help the child and
family progress from early intervention services into the public school
The Kitsap County Developmental Disability Program currently contracts with
Ridge Center for Child Development Services.