ESD 112 staff are often seen walking in and out of the building with armloads of toys. According to Director of Early Intervention Carol Hall, many of those staff are Family Resource Coordinators who provide screening and intervention services in speech, physical therapy, and more. They are headed to homes throughout the region to serve young children who have developmental delays.

“It’s crucial to reach children early to make the most impact,” said Hall. “Our amazing team has helped many children be successful,” she said.

Family Resource Coordinators develop an Individualized Family Service Plan to guide the services that each child needs in partnership with doctors, the Health Department, and the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) at no cost to parents. The program currently serves 208 students, an increase of about 12.5% since last year.