For Families

When Does a Child Need Early Intervention?

Children develop at different paces, but there are developmental milestones that children should reach by certain times during the first three years of their lives. When children fail to reach these milestones, parents and other caregivers should consider contacting Early Intervention for an evaluation.

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System of Payment and Family Cost Participation

The cost of Early Intervention services for a child is determined by their family income. Families whose income is less than three times the federal poverty level will receive Early Intervention Services at no cost.

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Procedural Safeguards

The Department of Health is committed to maximizing family involvement at each step of the New Jersey Early Intervention System. As part of ensuring the parents’ involvement in decision-making and maintaining the partnerships critical to the success of the program, NJDOH encourages and recommends that all parties work together using informal means to resolve disagreements that may arise.

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Last Reviewed: 1/12/2018