Infants and toddlers with disabilities were guests of honor at the Sacramento County Office of Education's fourth annual Harvest Carnival, presented October 15 at the Hiram Johnson Family Education Center in Sacramento. Staff and volunteers of SCOE's Infant Development Department provided dinner, a magic show, carnival games, and other activities for more than 100 children and their families.
The Infant Development Program provides individualized instruction and therapy for children with speech, hearing, vision and movement disabilities. A team of professionals (teacher, nurse, speech therapist, pediatric therapists, and infant educators) provides early intervention services in the home. Services include assessment, family support, and specialized instruction to meet the individual needs of children and families. The Infant Program also provides a parent support group, parent classes, and family get-togethers. Currently, approximately 300 children from birth to age three participate in the program with their parents throughout Sacramento County. The Infant Development Program is operated by the Special Education Department, Student Programs and Services Division, of the Sacramento County Office of Education.