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ICF

ICF (Intermediate Care Facility) An ICF is intended for individuals who need 24-hour active treatment in a supervised setting.

IDEA

IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is a federal law that requires schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities.

IFSP

IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) is a plan for special services for young children with developmental delays. An IFSP only applies to children from birth to three years of age. Once a child turns 3 years old, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is put into place.

IM

IM (Infant Massage) is a vital, dynamic interaction that forms the foundation of relationship building that will last a lifetime. Nurturing touch between a parent/caregiver and an infant enriches physiological, social-emotional, and mind/body/spirit connections for the infant being massaged, as well as for the parent.

IMH

IMH (Infant mental health) is the study of mental health as it applies to infants, toddlers, and their families. The field investigates optimal social and emotional development of infants and their families in the first three years of life.

Independent School District

Independent school district (ISD) is a type of school district in some U.S. states for primary and secondary education, which operates as an entity that is independent and separate from any municipality, county, or state.

Individualized Family Service Plan

Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a plan for special services for young children with developmental delays. An IFSP only applies to children from birth to three years of age. Once a child turns 3 years old, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is put into place.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities.

Infant Massage

Infant Massage (IM) is a vital, dynamic interaction that forms the foundation of relationship building that will last a lifetime. Nurturing touch between a parent/caregiver and an infant enriches physiological, social-emotional, and mind/body/spirit connections for the infant being massaged, as well as for the parent.

Infant Mental Health

Infant mental health (IMH) is the study of mental health as it applies to infants, toddlers, and their families. The field investigates optimal social and emotional development of infants and their families in the first three years of life.

Intermediate Care Facility

Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) An ICF is intended for individuals who need 24-hour active treatment in a supervised setting.

ISD

ISD (independent school district) is a type of school district in some U.S. states for primary and secondary education, which operates as an entity that is independent and separate from any municipality, county, or state.

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