Early Intervention is an integrated developmental service available to families of children from birth to age three. Services can include home-visits, center based visits, assessments, parent-child groups, parent support groups, service coordination, referral and transition assistance. Services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals representing a variety of disciplines, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers and developmental specialists.
Children with identified disabilities, (such as Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, and Autism) AND/OR developmental delays (such as in walking, speaking) AND/OR be at risk for delays in development due to risk factors related to birth and/or environmental circumstances.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has the responsibility for administering and overseeing the statewide system of Early Intervention services.
The Northeast Arc operates two early intervention programs: Family Support EI in Danvers, Cape Ann EI in Beverly.
If you would like more information, and you live in one of the following communities: Danvers, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, please contact:
Anne Dolan, Director
Family Support Early Intervention
149 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978)774-7570 x 206
If you live in one of the following communities: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield or Wenham, please contact:
Martha Levine, Director
Cape Ann Early Intervention
111 Dodge Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: (978) 921-1182
Fax: (978) 921-2982