The first three years of life are extremely important in maximizing a child's potential. FRA is available to help you help your child who may be experiencing difficulty in moving, playing, learning, or communicating. We can assist you with concerns you may have about your child developmentally, behaviorally, or socially.
Gain new information, techniques, resources and services to best help your child to grow and develop. FRA offers excellent comprehensive services for children and families in Monmouth County. You can trust the extensive experience of our highly qualified professionals to make a difference for your child and for your family, today ... and in the future.
Children with an identified or suspected developmental disAbility are eligible for Early Intervention Services under the NJEIS program. This includes children who have Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, Spina Bifida, hearing and visual impairments and numerous genetic disorders, as well as children born prematurely or with developmental delays.
FRA has expertise and extensive experience with children who are deaf/hearing impaired as well as for children with Down syndrome. Our professionals have an average of 20 years expertise, with advanced degrees. Many support groups and resources are also available for these families.
How do I enroll in Early Intervention Services at FRA?
FRA is a Fee-for-Service Vendor with the NJ Early Intervention System (NJEIS), as approved by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Families have the option of participating in this service if their child is found eligible. Children who may be eligible to participate in this system are provided with a free eligibility evaluation by a special team of professionals, the development of an individual family service plan (IFSP), and service coordination.
All children who meet the developmental eligibility criteria for services as determined by the State of NJ Early Intervention Program System, and those families who choose to participate can then obtain services from a state approved vendor, with a minimal monthly cost share. If you are referred to FRA for these services, we will be happy to assist you.
If you choose to participate in the NJEIS, your IFSP process will help you identify your child's and family's strengths and needs. The IFSP document will also identify the supports and services that will help your family meet the needs of your child. The IFSP will detail specifically who will provide services, when they will begin, how frequently they will occur and for how long the service will last.
Here is more info about the NJ Early Intervention System--Procedures, Eligibility, Rights, Services Provided, Phone Numbers for Special Child Health Services-Case Management Units for all counties, etc.
Many FRA early intervention specialists are also skilled in educational technology. Babies can use switches to operate a computer with many special software programs to increase their interest and success. Special programs and adapted toys exist to improve play and learning, vision, eye-hand coordination and language skills.
The TECHConnection at FRA has much to offer very young children.