Children and Family Services
Hudson Milestones' Children and Family Services Department provides numerous services to families' children who are either developmentally delayed or have a developmental disability. These services include the following:
Early Intervention Services
Early Intervention Services (EIS) provides therapeutic services for children and families throughout Hudson County. The EIS program strives to educate and empower families and caregivers of children birth to 3 with developmental delays or diagnosed developmental disabilities. Staff provide families with information and support while modeling intervention strategies.
Services are provided in the child’s natural environment (home, child care center or other community based locations) by a team of professionals. The team consists of special educators, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, and paraprofessionals. Each child is assigned a service coordinator through a non-Hudson Milestones, separate entity called Special Child Health Services, which works with the family and professional team. The collaboration between family, service coordinator and service provider is the key to success for families of the EIS program.
For more information on EIS or on how to refer a child for services please call (201) 339-0962.
To refer a child to the New Jersey Early Intervention System please call the Statewide toll free number 1-888-NJEI-INFO (1-888-653-4463).
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center is located in Jersey City. Forty-eight children, under the age of three, with a diagnosis of a developmental disability or developmental delay receive services on a daily basis Monday -Friday.
Each day includes free door-to-door transportation for those living in our limited catchment area, free meals and snacks, and an ever-changing array of sensory and play experiences which are developmentally appropriate for toddlers.
Each trained staff person is responsible for supervising no more than four children. Supervisory level staff oversee activities and help with parent support. Parent participation days are offered to provide added enrichment and information for families.
In-Home Respite Services
Over forty families in Hudson County receive in-home respite care each week. Specially trained providers care for individuals with developmental disabilities through activities which best suit their specific needs and preferences.
Respite providers give support in the areas of self-help, practical skills and community integration. Social recreational activities are a top priority. All of those enrolled in this program are referred by the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.
After School Program
Hudson Milestones After School Program in Bayonne provides care after regular school hours for up to twelve children from special education programs between the ages of 5 and 13 years old.
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