Early Intervention Provider Association (EIPA) Member Agencies
In 2006, the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities (ABCD) formed the Early Intervention Providers Association (EIPA). The purpose of the EIPA is to give all providers of Early Intervention services a uniform voice at the state and regional policy levels. The EIPA is comprised of 14 agencies throughout the State of New Jersey that serve approximately one half of all children in the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS). The EIPA focuses on issues related to the long term financing of NJEIS, quality assurance and improvements, and communication and collaboration between all parts of the system. Membership to the EIPA is currently open for all community-based providers of Early Intervention services in the State of New Jersey, including for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Hopkins Lane PO Box 20
Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0018
Phone: 856.429.5637 — Fax: 856.429.1613
Toni Pergolin, Chief Operating Officer
150 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Phone: 908.301.3535 — Fax: 908.301.3525
Warren Moore, Chief Operating Officer
35 Haddon Avenue
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732.747.5310 — Fax: 732.747.1896
Family Resource Assoc., Inc. in Shrewsbury provides comprehensive infant intervention services to nearly 150 children weekly in Monmouth County. Our highly experienced staff brings strengths in parent teaching and parent support to families within the community for their children with all types of developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, PDD/ autism, and children with complex diagnoses. Including the experienced staff from the EI Deaf Ed infant program, we are able to fully serve children with hearing impairments. Parent and sibling support groups are regularly scheduled with additional resources for them. FRA’s TECHConnection is NJ’s largest assistive technology computer demonstration and learning lab open to the public. AT evaluations are done through our EI program for infants and children, as well as at schools and for adults. Weekly educational classes are year round for adults with disabilities. Various weekly recreation programs for students, ages 3 years – adult, offer social and learning options.
Nancy Phalanukorn, Executive Director
Susan Levine, EI Program Director
2050 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ 08820
Phone: 732.548.7610 — Fax: 732.548.7751
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Department of JFK's Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
2050 Oak Tree Rd
Edison, NJ 08820
The Pediatric Rehabilitation Department of JFK's Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is a multidisciplinary center offering comprehensive rehabilitation services for children from birth through adolescence. A highly committed staff of over 50 licensed & certified pediatric specialists provides medically based therapy services, educational services, Early Intervention, and a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally the Department houses a state approved Child Evaluation Center, a medical clinic specializing in pediatric neurology, and is an approved independent Child Study Team Evaluation Center.
The staff includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists, early childhood special educators, pediatric neurologists, nurses, psychologists, social workers & learning disabilities consultants. Parents are also an integral part of the team & take part in their child's rehabilitation every step of the way. We also offer support groups for family members.
The Department has been nationally & internationally recognized for its innovative services since 1977 and has been the recipient of numerous federal, state, and foundation funded grants.
Claudia Summerer, Executive Director
Maria P. Emerson, EI Program Director
300 Corporate Center Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732.761.0088 — Fax: 732.761.2550
Donna Maher and Joyce Salzberg, Chief Executive Officers
Karen Councilor, EI Program Director
24 Peapack Road P.O. Box 242
Far Hills, NJ 07931
Phone: 908-375-8237 — Fax:
Hope Fernicola, Executive Director
Sandra Dodd, EI Program Director
116 West 32 Street 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212.564.2350 — Fax: 212.564.2578
TheraCare is an employee owned multi-service healthcare and educational organization that was established in 1991. Since inception, our mission has always been to be a quality provider of Special Education and Related services. We provide Early Intervention services to children ages birth to three and their families in New York City, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, and Orange Counties, throughout New Jersey and in several counties in Connecticut. TheraCare also has one of the largest Preschool and school age programs in New York City and Westchester County, offering a selection of evaluations and services to children ages 3-5 and school age children with disabilities and their families. In New Jersey, TheraCare provides comprehensive in-home Behavioral Health Services to children ages 5 to 21. All of our programs are designed to maximize the full potential of each child.
Jim Calderon, Executive Director
Rafael Gomez-Vidal, EI Program Director
1040-1044 South Orange Avenue 2nd Floor
Newark, NJ 07106
Phone: 973.972.8187 — Fax: 973.972.0539
Pamela Schachter, Director
1701 Kneeley Blvd.
Wanamassa, NJ 07712
Phone: 732.493.5900 — Fax: 732.493.5980
Since 1999, LADACIN Network has provided Early Intervention Services in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Targeted Evaluation Services in Monmouth County only. The Targeted Evaluation Team (TET) evaluates Monmouth County children for entry into the NJ Early Intervention System and provides additional assessments to enrolled children as the need is identified. Children are referred by Special Child Health Services, the single point of entry into the Early Intervention System, and they must be between the ages of birth and three years. A multidisciplinary evaluation team determines eligibility and provides information for the development of the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). A child may also be presumptively eligible for Early Intervention if s/he has a diagnosis which has a high probability of a developmental delay. On average LADACIN evaluates 87 babies per month in Monmouth County. The Targeted Evaluation Team also completes exit evaluations on randomly selected children in an effort to collect numerical data as mandated by the Federal government to demonstrate the effectiveness of the current EI system of delivery.
LADACIN Network Early Intervention (EI) services serves children in their natural environment from birth to age three in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. As of September 2009, 365 babies and were receiving services. To be eligible, a child must have a 33 percent delay in one developmental area or a 25percent delay in two or more developmental areas, or they must have a presumptive diagnostic eligibility.
2 Merwick Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609.987.0099 — Fax: 609.987.0243
Eden Autism Services is a primary resource for autism information, education, training and support.
61 Myrtle Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: 908.709.1800 — Fax: 908.709.1334
Kaleidoscope Early Intervention provides early intervention services to children birth to three with disabilities and their families. The program offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, services by special educators and nurses. The services take place in children's natural environments, whether that be in a daycare, babysitter, community setting or the child's own home. Services are provided in a family's native language, either by practitioners that speak that language or by a translator. Kaleidoscope Early Intervention services try to meet the needs of the family by providing the services during the day, evening or weekends.
220 South Orange Avenue Suite 300
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: 973.763.9900 — Fax: 973.763.9905
65 Highland Ave. PO Box 339
Peapack, NJ 07977
Phone: 908.234.0011 — Fax: 908.719.2137
878 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201)525-6199 — Fax: (201)525-4880
Progressive Steps' mission is to provide quality Early Support and Therapeutic Services to enhance the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their children birth to age eight who have delays or disabilities.