Children with Developmental/Health Care Needs


Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program offers help and support to promote your child's development based on their individual needs.  These services include a child developmental evaluation, home visits, speech, physical and other therapies.

Preschool Special Education

The Preschool Special Education Program is a federal and state entitlement that makes available at no cost to parents, appropriate public education for children ages 3 to 5 with developmental delays. Eligibility is determined by multi-disciplinary evaluations, and services are based upon the child's needs as recommended by their school district's Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE).

Preschool Special Education services strive to minimize adverse affects of a developmental delay on a child's ability to learn. To refer a child to the Preschool Special Education Program, call the child's school district and ask for the CPSE chairperson. If your child is already enrolled in the Early Intervention Program, the service coordinator will assist the family with the referral process. 


Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN)

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program seeks to improve the system of care for children and youth with special health care needs from birth and up to 21 years of age and their families.  The program helps to shape public policy so families can get the best health care for their children.

Children served by the program have an illness or condition for which they need extra health care and support services such as:

  • A serious or long-lasting physical condition
  • Intellectual or developmental disability and/or
  • Behavioral or emotional condition

Contact Us

For more information, parents/caregivers can get help by calling us at 716-753-4788.