Designated Service Coordination (DSC)
Training and Resources

Early Intervention Services begin with a Service Coordinators.  These Coordinators collaborate with families by exchanging information with families throughout the process. They gather information from families regarding their family and child, including their priorities, strengths, and needs, and they share information with families about the early intervention system, such as its rules, regulations, specific timelines, and services. This exchange of information helps the family make informed decisions.

Children with a confirmed hearing or vision loss should be assigned to a Service Coordinator who will collaborate with the offices Designated Service Coordinator (DSC).  These Designated Coordinators have specialized knowledge and training in the field of vision and hearing.  This allows them to ensure that the unique needs of your baby are met.

DSC Training

The Designated Service Coordination (DSC) training is for Service Coordinators who have specialized training in infants and toddlers who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, blind or deaf-blind. These files do not replace the in-person trainings that are offered annually for all DSC's. These files are to be used as a resource after a Service Coordinator or Designated Service Coordinator has taken the training.  For 4 years IL School for the Deaf Outreach took an active part in the development and continued education of the DSC's.  In 2021 the DSC development and continued education was taken over by Early Intervention.  Contact them if you have specific questions.

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