early intervention

The Arc of Union County’s Early Intervention Program is approved by The NJ Early Intervention System (NJEIS), which is administered by the NJ Department of Health.

Eligibility for Early Intervention is determined based on a comprehensive assessment and developmental delays. The areas of development include gross motor, fine motor, language, cognition and self-help. For more information, download a free brochure from NJ’s Early Intervention System. 

Or, to obtain information about NJEIS or a referral, please contact the statewide toll free number: (888) 653-4463.

At The Arc of Union County, we partner with families to assist their children from birth to 3 years of age to achieve developmental milestones. Once a referral is made by the NJEIS, an evaluation will be scheduled and if your child is determined to be eligible, an initial Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed. Based on those recommendations, we can provide practitioner referrals, and help you obtain appropriate services for your child and family.

Also offered by The Arc of Union County, the Smart Start Preschool Readiness Program is a 6-week program for children with developmental delays or disabilities, ages 18 months to 3 years old. The children experience modified versions of the classroom routines that they will later experience in pre-school. The program runs 2 days per week for 6 weeks, on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. The spring 2017 session will run from 5/2/17 – 6/8/17.

For details and to download the flyer, please click here: SMART START 

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Please contact Deborah Pomianek with any questions or concerns about your child’s development or the Early Intervention System.