Kennedy-Donovan Center provides a comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based Early Intervention program. Certified by the Department of Public Health, we provide services to young children, birth to 36 months, who have or are at risk for developmental delays. In our Early Intervention program, we believe the parent or caretaker is at the center of the team.
Our comprehensive approach to Early Intervention includes advocacy, information, and referrals. Services are provided in natural settings such as the home, child care centers, or community play groups and include: a family-centered focus, professionally trained staff, developmental evaluations, home visits, child care center visits, child-focused groups, parent support groups, and fully accessible facilities.
REFERRALS, EVALUATIONS, AND ELIGIBILITY
Referrals to Kennedy-Donovan Center Early Intervention are often made by
parents, physicians, and other professionals in the community who have a concern about a child’s development, or other concerns expressed by the family. When a child is referred to Early Intervention, our team of professionals completes a developmental evaluation to assess all areas
of development and determine the child’s eligibility according to criteria established by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Early Intervention is about working with you and your child to provide support and information that will assist your child in reaching his or her developmental goals. Early Intervention specialists, with expertise in child development and your child’s specific needs, work with you and your child together in your home or other settings that are part of your child’s daily routine.
PARENT EDUCATION & TRANSITION TO SCHOOL PLANNING
Families in Kennedy-Donovan Center’s Early Intervention receive education and training in supporting their children’s continued development. Our Early Intervention specialists provide information and referrals for a successful
transition to school or other community programs.
WHO WE SERVE
Kennedy-Donovan Center’s Early Intervention provides services when your
infant or toddler is faced with developmental challenges, such as: developmental delays in motor skills, communication, learning and play, social emotional behaviors, and self care; medical conditions or diagnoses affecting
development; or environmental conditions that affect development, such as the need for parenting education or social supports for your family.
Referral Forms & Brochures (please click the location listed below for the corresponding form)