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Early Intervention

Jeffrey Dworkin Early Intervention Program

The Jeffrey Dworkin Early Intervention Program is approved by the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS), under the Department of Health, to provide quality services for infants and toddlers (birth to age three) with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families.  The program provides early intervention services for families living in Essex County.

  • The program supports the state’s mission to enhance the capacity of families to meet the needs of their children.
  • It promotes collaborative partnerships among family, their community, early intervention service, and health care providers and preschool/childcare programs.
  • It uses a family-centered approach, recognizing that each family and its culture are unique and respecting the family’s values, aspirations and priorities.
  • Services are provided in accordance with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and embedded in typical family activities and routines.  The intent is to help families learn new strategies and feel competent in supporting their child’s development.
  • Services may be provided at home, in childcare or other community settings that are most natural and comfortable for the child and family.
  • The program seeks to foster opportunities for the development of peer relationships with children without disabilities.

For more information contact Tanya Miller at 973-655-7369