Child Health Services

Special Child Health Services Program

 



The mission of Special Child Programs is to enhance the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health related needs of children birth to age 21 who have delays or disabilities by providing education and support services. Families from diverse racial, cultural, and soci-economic backgrounds are key partners in the process of decision making at every level of the design, implementation, and evaluation of their child’s care. This partnership is foundational and paramount to the successful workings of the Special Child Programs.


Early Intervention Program

Early intervention services are designed to address a problem or delay in development as early as possible. The services are available for infants and toddlers up to age three. Public and private agencies serve as providers to address the needs of children and their families who meet the eligibility criteria established by the State. If the criteria for eligibility has been met based upon the evaluation, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed. If the criteria for eligibility has not been met a referral to other community resources may take place.

 

Case Manengement



Case management is a goal directed system, the purpose of which is to assure the provision of coordinated comprehensive services for special needs children and their families. The ultimate goal of the case management unit is to assist these families identify and access quality health care so that children have the opportunity to function at their optimum level.

SPAN



Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey is a statewide parent advocacy network for families and professionals interested in and involved with the healthy development and educational rights of children. Span is committed to children with special needs.