We’re here for you, one step at a time

We know it's challenging enough to help your child grow. That's why we want to make the rest of getting started simple. Whether you're starting with BabyNet (Ages 0-3) or the Department of Disabilities & Special Needs (Ages 3-5), here are your steps to a great start.

Your BabyNet walkthrough

BabyNet is the network of state agencies that helps families pay for therapies that a child might need. They identify the children that may have special needs and then provide that child with the services that can help them improve. Here’s how to get started.

Step 1

Complete your BabyNet Referral. You can complete this step at any time to get the process going, and you don’t even need a medical professional to start. 

Step 2

BabyNet will contact you to complete their standard assessment. Based on your child’s scores, your BabyNet Intake Coordinator will let you know whether or not your child qualifies for services.

Step 3

Once you qualify, your BabyNet Intake Coordinator will offer you a list of all providers to choose from. Call us with any questions you have about what makes us different from the many providers in the area. If you feel like we would be a good fit, we’d love to work with you!

Step 4

Once you’ve told your BabyNet Intake Coordinator you have chosen Ahead Start, we’ll receive your referral from BabyNet and review to arrange the best match on our team for you and your child. 

Step 5

We will contact you to set up your Initial Visit within 2 business days of receiving your referral from BabyNet. 

Step 6

We will come to your Initial Visit prepared to hit the ground running. Although we come with a plan based on your assessment, every visit allows time to talk through current concerns and coordinate strategically together. We can’t wait to help your child Start Early and Grow Stronger! 

From the very start, all services are covered financially by BabyNet. After filling out your BabyNet application, see our full range of programs that are included in your Babynet coverage.