Improvements to the Early Intervention System Reversing the Negative Trajectory

Published On: November 3rd, 2019Categories: Advocacy Papers, EIPA

New Jersey’s Early Intervention System (EIS) was founded decades ago and is considered quite robust, with hundreds of millions of state and federal dollars that pay for state oversight, provider contracts and agreements with scores of regional, county and local organizations that help screen, diagnose and treat children for a range of developmental disabilities. The goal of Early Intervention is to identify an issue early so children can be treated as soon as possible – while their brain is still developing- and before problems become more severe and harder to address. Nearly 14,000 youngsters are receiving treatment at any given time and 27,000 New Jersey families benefitted from the system last year.

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