Birth to 3

Birth to 3 is Wisconsin’s early intervention program for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities.

The earlier a child’s developmental delays are discovered, the more opportunities there are for a child to increase skills and abilities. Our Birth to 3 Program's goal is to help children participate in their communities. In addition to the skills the child develops, the Birth to 3 Program is committed to providing services in a way that makes sense for each family. This “family centered” program recognizes the importance of parents and family in a child’s life. The early intervention team will provide ideas and techniques to help a family enhance their child’s development.


A federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), provides a framework for a comprehensive program and coordinates developmental, health and social services within the community. The Department of Health and Family Services oversees the Birth to 3 Program in Wisconsin.

Services Offered
  • Developmental and Family Education

  • Communication and Related Health Services.

  • Speech and Language Therapy.

  • Occupational and Physical Therapy.
Who Is Eligible
  • Children ages birth to 36 months who are residents of Sauk County.

  • Based on a diagnosed disability or significant delay in one or more areas of development.

  • Eligibility for this program is not affected by the family’s income; however, parents may need to contribute to the costs of services.
Contact Information

To make a referral contact:
Sauk County Department of  Human Services
Access Unit
(608) 355-4200
505 Broadway, PO Box 29
Baraboo, WI  53913

For program information contact:
Bridgitte Bodette
Children & Family Support Supervisor
(608) 524-7923 

2015 Service Results
  • 95% of children made developmental gains.

 

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