West Virginia Birth to Three

What is WV Birth to Three?

Eligibility & Referral

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West Virginia Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family. The two Regional Administrative Units coordinated by River Valley Child Development Services serve as the entry point to these services and work to facilitate access to the supports and services needed by the child. 

This system defines who is qualified to provide services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays, ensuring that personnel are appropriately and adequately prepared and trained. River Valley Child Development Services acts as the fiscal agent to this system.


What is WV Birth to Three?


The Birth to Three systems were created by federal legislation known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part C of the IDEA is the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. This is a federal program that assists states in operating a comprehensive statewide program of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities from birth up to the age 3 and their families.



Eligibility and Referral                  



Eligibility for WV Birth to Three Services is determined by several factors. An infant or toddler under the age of three can either have a delay in one or more areas of development, or be at risk of possibly having delays in the future.

Referrals can be made by parents, physicians, or other primary referral sources. Referrals can be made by filling out the referral form below or by calling our offices directly.


Services outlined in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) are provided at no charge to eligible children and families.


Referral Form




Contact Information

Regional Administrative Unit III

1 Players Club Drive

Charleston, WV 25311

Phone: 304.414.4460

Fax: 304.414.4461

Serving: Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, and Roane Counties

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Regional Administrative Unit IV

432 2nd Street

Huntington, WV 25701

Phone: 304.523.5444

Fax: 304.523.5556

Serving: Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam and Wayne Counties

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