What are Early Intervention
A network of services and supports for the families of children,
birth to 3 years old, who have delays or disabilities. If you
are concerned about a child's development
-- or want information about how to seek services -- our site
can answer your questions and help you assess the situation. In
First Steps to Early Intervention,
you'll learn how the system works and find contact information
for our service providers. When
your child turns 3, the system can assist with the transition
to services provided by your local school district.
Am I all alone in
Not at all. Throughout the year, there is a busy schedule of events
that bring together the families of children receiving early intervention
services; this is also the place to find information of general
interest about activities in the
area for parents and families with young children. For professionals,
an ongoing schedule of trainings
and meetings helps us share information and best practices.
Who are we at Family
We are the New Jersey non-profit agency that administers the early
intervention system in Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union and Warren
counties. If you need information or assistance, here's
a list of who to call for help. One of our jobs is to help
resolve conflicts between families and service providers, so we
can provide information about dispute
resolution. Though much of our funding comes from the state
of New Jersey, we need and welcome
your support for Family Link.
you like to join us?
If you want work that's meaningful...if you want to make a real
difference in the lives of children and their families...if you
want to work in a supportive environment, and be a contributor...then
we want to talk to you! Openings include speech, physical and
occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, special education
teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff. Click
here to learn more.
Want to learn more?
Our Resources and Support page includes links to some of the Web's
best sites about disabilities and
early intervention. There's information about Web-based
support groups that connect people with shared experiences
and can help in tough times. If you are a physician -- or you
want to point your doctor toward
information on early intervention -- there's information here,