New Jersey provides a statewide system of services for children aged birth to 3 who are showing developmental delays or disabilities through the New Jersey Department of Health. By federal law, initial evaluation and development of an Individualized Family Service Plan is provided free to families. If a child is to receive services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy and developmental intervention, family training and social work, they are provided by individual agencies in the area. FRA is one of the providers of those services in Monmouth County. FRA provides home and community based services through our early intervention program to nearly 150 children each week. We maintain a fine staff of over 35 highly qualified early intervention professionals who have extensive training and experience with children aged birth to 3. Their goal is to teach the parents and other significant others in the child’s life, so they can teach their child through everyday experiences. In addition to helping any child with a developmental delay or disability, our staff includes specialists for children on the autism spectrum and children with hearing impairments. For more information about the state funded early intervention program, and related fees for service, please visit the state website at www.njreic.org and www.thefamilymatterswebsite.org.
Help your child grow with friends in our Toddler Gymboree, or new groups that are forming in Red Bank, Middletown and Hazlet, NJ. Toddlers and pre-school children with developmental delays or disAbilities are welcome. Get to meet other families and learn by being included in the sessions.
FRA helps families with children with disAbilities by providing information, support, and services to address their unique needs. Regular support groups, individual sessions, workshops, materials, sibling groups and a lending library offer great opportunities to meet your family's needs! Watch soon as our website will be adding a Chat section especially for parents!
NO experience is necessary to give your child a kick start into learning. Babies with disAbilities, as young as 12 months old, can use the computer to play, improve their eye contact, motor skills and communication. Individual at home services will help you and your child learn how to include the computer to meet your child's goals. The TECHConnection at FRA allows you to borrow adapted toys, switches and software from our Lending Library.