The assurance of optimal physical, psychosocial and developmental health and well being for childbearing and child-rearing families is the goal through programs designed to help families receive the evaluation and treatment services they need. Some children may experience delays in their development and early detection and treatment may make a difference…for the child, the family, and the community.
This team of highly trained nurses has extensive education and expertise in assessing infants, children and families within the community setting. Home visiting services include: a skilled nursing assessment; supporting the family to have a positive pregnancy and a healthy baby; providing prenatal guidance and birthing information; assistance with obtaining a medical home, health insurance, prenatal care, family planning, well child exams, immunizations, breastfeeding, quality child care, crisis planning, recognizing if a child has special needs, and providing linkages to other resources.
This statewide program ensures that children (birth to three years of age) who may be at risk for delays receive the help needed to enhance early growth and development. The goal is to ensure that children under age three are engaged in primary health care and receive appropriate developmental tracking and screening through their primary health care provider.
The Early Intervention Program focuses on early identification and follow-up of children (ages birth through two) with developmental delays. The program provides evaluations of your child's abilities at no cost to your family and with your full participation. A service coordinator will work with your family to identify your concerns and priorities for your child and will refer your child for needed services based upon the Individualized Family Services Plan developed for your child.
This program is for children (age 3 through 5) with suspected or confirmed delays that will affect learning. This program is directed through the New York State Department of Education to transition identified children into the formal school system. The EHCP process will determine placement opportunities and services to benefit your child and your family at no cost to you.