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.

2016 Service Result

96% of children made developmental gains as a result of the therapies provided.

Services Offered

Developmental and Family Education

Communication and Related Health Services.

Speech and Language Therapy.

Occupational and Physical Therapy.


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.


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