Early Intervention MH

Jerry Davis Center For Children & Families

Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a system of supports and services provided to children birth to three years of age who have developmental delays and/or some specific medically diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.

The goal of Early Intervention is to help a family meet the developmental and health-related needs of their child. A child's Early Intervention services are based on the individual needs of the child, the primary concerns expressed by the family, and the family's resources. Services and supports are provided in settings that are natural and convenient for the family, such as home, local library, or Childcare including the Jerry Davis Center for Children and Families.

If a developmental evaluation is needed, a mutidisciplinary evaluation of the child's developemental levles and needs will be scheduled.

The following EIP services are available at no cost to the family:

  • Evaluation and Assessment

  • Writing of an Individual Service Plan (includes recommendations for services)

  • Service Coordination (Case Management)

  • Procedural Safeguards

If a child is found eligible for EIP services, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is written. The IFSP includes developmental goals and service recommendations. If you choose to receive the recommended services through EIP, your child will be referred to a comprehensive service provider. The Jerry Davis Early Childhood Center is an EIP comprehensive service provider in Somerset County.

EIP Services available (Co-pay for services may be required):

  • Developmental Intervention

  • Speech Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Social Work

Methods that may be utilized by JDCCF therapists and teachers:

  • The Listening Program


  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Rethink Autism Curriculum

Other Specialty Services that may be utilized by JDCCF therapists and teachers:

  • Feeding

  • Augmentative Communication

  • Sensory Integration

  • Adaptive Equipment

  • Seating

  • Ambulation

  • Referrals to outside resources

For more information about Early Intervention Services, please contact Jill Glassman at jillg@thearcofsomerset.org

EIP families may also be interested in utilizing other Arc resources such as:

To refer your child for Early Intervention Services, call the Statewide Toll Free Referral Number at 1-888-653-4463. This number will connect you to a regional system point of entry for the NJ Early Intervention System.

For more information about the Early Intervention System, visit the New Jersey Department of Health.

Attention Professionals!

Interested in an exciting and rewarding career working in the Early Intervention System? Special Education Teachers, BCBAs, Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists contact Jill Glassman at jillg@thearcofsomerset.org.