Every baby develops at his/her own pace, but you still may wonder--
Does she hear my voice?
Shouldn’t she be crawling,
lifting her head, grabbing my finger?
When should he walk, talk, play?
 
Child and Family Services’ Early Supports & Services Program provides family-centered early supports and services and therapies to infants and toddlers (birth to three) who have developmental disabilities, developmental delays or are at risk of developmental delays. Services are provided in the child’s natural environment (home, daycare, playground etc.). 
 
 

Our Goal

Optimize your baby’s cognitive, physical, emotional and social development, self-sufficiency and chance for success.
 
Empower you with knowledge and understanding of your child’s development and with the emotional and practical skills you’ll need to enhance the health, wellness and future of your baby and your family.
 
Services include:
  • Infant/child developmental screenings
  • eligibility and assessments
  • Individual therapy
  • developmental, occupational, physical
  • speech, counseling
  • Early childhood education, activities & information
  • Social services
  • Community toddler groups
  • Parenting skills training
  • Home programming
  • Family support
  • Community resource information
  • Consultation to childcare providers & preschools
Together, you and your ESS team will design a program that best meets the needs of your child, family and lifestyle. Your team would include speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, educators, early childhood development specialists and social workers.
 
Services are provided in your own home or in a place of your choosing… the neighborhood playground, your child’s day care or other community setting. In this way, your child will be served in the comfort and safety of a familiar and natural environment.
 
 
 
Supported in part by:
 
Individuals, families, businesses, foundations
State, federal and community funding
Area Agency and United Way
Community Development Services
Fees: Covered by most insurance plans

KEY FACTS EARLY SUPPORT & SERVICES

Eligibility:

Child must be 33% delayed in any one of these five developmental areas:
Expressive and/or receptive language
Fine motor and/or gross motor
Cognitive
Social/emotional
Adaptive
Child must have an established medical condition
Child must be at risk


Areas served: Rockingham County


Contact: Melissa Hugener, OTR/L, program director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 518-4212


Fees: Covered by most insurance plans

Make a referral:
One Sky(Community Developmental Services)
755 Banfield Road #3, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-6111