If you believe a child (birth to age three) has or is at risk of having a developmental delay, AIKEN COUNTY BOARD OF DISABILITIES’ BABYNET SERVICES wants to help. We proudly offer parents/guardians in our multi-county service area BabyNet Services through our Early Intervention Program. There is no charge for these services, and anyone can make a referral for BabyNet.
We know that all children learn and develop differently, meaning that a child may talk sooner than another child while another child may walk sooner than the other. With all stages of development being determined by each child, it is fair to say that some may need more assistance than others. Through applying for BabyNet your child will be evaluated at no cost to determine if he or she is eligible for BabyNet services.
BabyNet is South Carolina's interagency Early Intervention system for infants and toddlers under 3 years of age with developmental delays or who have conditions associated with developmental delays. At Aiken County Board of Disabilities, we have trained staff members ready to provide BabyNet/Early Intervention Services in the following counties: Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington, Orangeburg, and Saluda. Our agency would love to be of assistance to you and your child.
BabyNet matches the special needs of infants and toddlers who have developmental delays with the professional resources available within the community. Services are provided in the child's natural environment to include home, daycare, playground, babysitter, etc. BabyNet services are funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS).
What Can I Do if My Child Has Reached the Age of Three and Is No Longer Eligible for BabyNet?
At Aiken County Board of Disabilities, we also provide Early Intervention Services to children who continue to need this service after they have aged out of BabyNet at age 3. These services are funded through the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs up until they reach age 6. Again, you will not be charged for our provision of these services. Parents and their young children will continue to be able to receive Case Management and, if desired and needed, Family Training.
How to Apply for BabyNet:
Anyone can make a referral for BabyNet. An initial evaluation will be conducted to determine if a child meets eligibility through BabyNet.
Need to Make a Referral for BabyNet (children from birth to 3)?
To refer an infant birth to 3 years of age, you can call the BabyNet Central Referral Team at 1-866-512-8881 or complete the online referral form. When asked for a preferred provider, we hope that you will request that we at Aiken County Board of Disabilities provide you with the services you need. We would be honored to serve you.
Need to Make a Referral for an Individual Over the Age of 3?
Please call S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs’ referral line at 1-800-289-7012. This is a toll-free line. If your child screens in as possibly being eligible, we would feel privileged for you to tell them you would like to select Aiken County Board of Disabilities (ACBD) to assist you through the Intake process and as your Early Intervention provider (for children up to age 6) or Case Management provider (for those over the age of 6) to assist you in meeting your child and family’s needs.
To refer a infant birth to 3 years of age, you can call the Central Referral Team at 1-866-512-8881 or complete the online referral form.