Parent Rights & Leadership

Parent Rights

If you have a concern or disagree with any part of the early intervention process, call your Family Resources Coordinator. They can help you explore your concerns.

If your concern has not been addressed, formal dispute resolution options are available to families.

The parent rights brochure provides information about dispute resolution options:

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Parent Leadership

Are there other opportunities for me to be involved?

ESIT welcomes involvement from families who participate in early intervention. There are opportunities for parent leadership at the local and state levels. For more information, contact the ESIT Parent Participation Coordinator at (360) 725-4413.

Read more about parent involvement through the State Interagency Coordinating Council and the County Interagency Coordinating Council.

The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program is recruiting for the Parent Institute for Engagement (PIE). PIE is a 12-month leadership program for parents and caregivers who have received early intervention services through ESIT. We will help you build your skills and allow you to become better leaders, advocates, public speakers, and active members in your state.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an application by July 5, 2019. We will notify selected individuals in mid-July.

For more information on how to apply contact Vanessa Allen, ESIT Family Engagement Specialist at Vanessa.allen@dcyf.wa.gov.