Bridges for Families: Birth to Three


Bridges for Families Birth to Three is an early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families living within the Madison Metropolitan School District.

We work with parents and other caregivers to enhance everyday routines and activities. Our goal is to support parents and caregivers to increase meaningful interactions and learning opportunities throughout the day.

FSM’s Birth to Three staff includes early childhood special educators, occupational and physical therapists, and speech pathologists who provide support to families through a primary provider using evidence-based practices. The primary provider supports parents as they work toward the individual outcomes identified for their child and family.

Service coordinators assist families throughout the Birth to Three process and help in locating other resources and transitioning to other services when needed.

All services are provided in the child’s natural environment (family’s home, day care, park, zoo, grocery store, etc.) and within the family’s natural routines and daily activities.

FSM’s Bridges for Families is continually monitored by the state and consistently demonstrates 95-100% compliance across all tracked federal indicators. Our mission is to enhance the capacity of parents and other caregivers to meet the special needs of infants and toddlers, with the goal of enhancing a child’s development. Surveys of families and referral networks have revealed high levels of satisfaction among the families and professionals who have been involved with the program.


Children are eligible for services when they have a diagnosis that carries a high probability of later delays, have atypical development, or a delay of 25% in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cognition
  • Physical/motor skills
  • Communication
  • Social/emotional
  • Adaptive behavior/self-help

Children referred to FSM’s Bridges for Families are evaluated by a team of specialists to determine eligibility and develop an Individualized Family Service Plan within 45 days of referral.

For assistance and information please email here or call (608) 210-6562.

Referral form

Satisfaction Survey