Southern New Jersey Regional

Early Intervention Collaborative

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What will an Early Intervention evaluation tell me about my child?
During an evaluation, the early intervention team will gather information about your child to answer specific questions about your child’s development. An early intervention evaluation will give you & the early intervention team information about your child’s development & help decide if there is a need for ongoing early intervention services.

The early intervention evaluation will look at gross motor skills, fine motor skills, communication, speech, language, sensory, social & emotional development, cognitive, adaptive, & self-help skills.

Download/print developmental checklists:      In English     En Español

Who is eligible for early intervention services? 
In New Jersey, infants & toddlers are eligible for early intervention services if they are under 3 years of age and meet the following criteria:

  • 2.0 standard deviation below the mean in one developmental area OR

  • 1.5 standard deviation below the mean in two or more of the development areas OR

  • Medically diagnosed physical or mental condition that typically results in developmental delay (for example, Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, etc.)

What can I expect from the Early Intervention process?
Click here to download/print a walkthrough of steps in the Early Intervention process.

Regional Early Intervention Collaboratives (REICs) are a partnership of families & early intervention providers working together to ensure high quality early intervention services for children with special needs (ages 0-3) and their families living in New Jersey.

The REICs work to assure access to & availability of individualized early intervention services & assists families as they work to meet their children’s needs in their home & community.

“Through our sameness we connect, through our differences, we grow.” 

--Virginia Satir, World Renowned Family Therapist

If your child should be crawling, walking or talking, but isn’t, call for information about resources and services for your child under age 3.

(888) 653-4463

The Regional Early Intervention Collaboratives (REICs) are funded by the New Jersey Department of Health Early Intervention System with funds from Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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