Parent/Infant Program for Children with Special Needs


Services for Children with Special Needs

The Parent/Infant Program provides early intervention services for young children, from birth to three years, who are "at risk" or whose development has been determined to be delayed. The goal of the service is to enable each child to reach his or her fullest potential.

Our program focuses on the whole child by recognizing both strengths and needs. Every activity is presented within a play environment of daily routines focusing on various areas of development: fine and gross motor skills, personal and social interaction, self-help, cognition, and language.

Both home and center-based support services for children with disabilities are offered through the Parent/Infant Program. If families select a home-based learning program, staff will make regularly scheduled visits to the home to work with the child and family. If families choose a classroom learning program, the child is brought to an Arc facility, community pre-school, or other appropriate toddler programs to participate in small, group activities with other children. Families can also choose a combination of both programs.

Additionally, if a child needs help with a specific area such as language, motor or self-help skills, the Parent/Infant Program utilizes the services of physical, occupational, music and speech therapists. The therapist works with the child and shares learning strategies that can be used at home. A behavior specialist is also available to give support to families with children with disabilities if needed.

For more information, contact Becky Thaller, Parent/Infant Program Director, at 619-427-7524 or

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