Developmental interventions, or “health services,” are provided to families who have a child or children that have a developmental delay. Medical treatment is recommended according to individual need and should not differ from common approaches to providing medical care. To get special therapy related services, the state will use an Individualized Education Program (IEP). These services will mainly occur in school but can also take place in the home or community.

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Possible Services

There are generally three types of therapies provided to children who qualify through the school system:  occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

  • Occupational Therapy – Services to assist children with learning skills needed for play and daily living; designing and providing assistive devices.

  • Physical Therapy – Services to identify and help prevent or reduce movement difficulties.

  • Speech/Language Pathology – Identification, referral and provision of services to assist children with understanding and responding to communication.

The JAFCO Children’s Ability Center
Serves children from birth through age 22 diagnosed with a developmental disability, including autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, spina bifida or Prader-Willi. They offer therapeutic services, child enrichment services, family support, respite care, support groups and parent training. They also offer Camp Kehilla, a special needs camp for children ages 3 – 22 with developmental disabilities.

Abi’s Place
Specializes in working with children and teaching them school readiness. Services include daily living skills, communication, social and emotional skills, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and applied behavioral analysis.

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center 
An outpatient facility that provides medical care, case management, social services and other types of interventions to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities to provide support and education to families.

Connecting the Puzzle, LLC
Provides therapeutic and family-oriented service based on Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). They serve children ages 12 months to 16 years with autism, autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), Asperger’s Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Services include parent support, acquisition programs and other behavior reduction programs.

Therapeutic Connections 
Provides occupational therapy, speech therapy, sensory integration and comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic intervention services to children diagnosed with developmental challenges.

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