Early Intervention System (NJEIS)
 
Contact Information
609-777-7734
Visit: www.nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/ Information about the program can also be obtained from four nonprofit organizations called Regional Early Intervention Collaboratives (REICs) by visiting their websites at:

Southern New Jersey Early Intervention Collaborative (serving Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties):www.njeis.org/snjreic

Northeast Regional Early Intervention Collaborative (serving Bergen, Hudson and Passaic Counties):www.nreic.org

Mid-Jersey CARES for Special Children REIC (serving Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset Counties):www.cnjmchc.org

Family Link REIC (serving Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties):www.njeis.org/familylink/

Early Intervention System
Division of Family Health Services
The Department of Health
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Web site
 
Hours of Service
General business hours
 
How to Apply

Families or health professionals interested in referring a child with special needs to the NJ Early Intervention System should call 1-888-653-4463.

 
Parent Organization
The Department of Health Division of Family Health Services
Special Child Health and Early Intervention System
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Web site

Contact Information
Terry Harrison
609-777-7734
e-mail

The Department of Health was appointed by the Governor as lead agency responsible for the development and implementation of a state early intervention system for infants and toddlers, birth to age 3, who have disabilities or developmental delays and their families.
 
Program Description
The NJ Early Intervention System provides services for infants and toddlers, age birth to three years of age, with developmental delays and disabilities, and their families.

Services include assistive technology services/devices; audiology services; developmental intervention; family training, counseling and home visits; health services; nursing services; nutrition services; occupational therapy; psychological services; social work services; speech and language therapy; vision services; and other early intervention services.
 
Fees
Family cost share is a progressive monthly fee based on family size and income along the federal poverty guidelines.
If a family's income is below 300% of the federal poverty level guidelines, they will not have cost share.
Families with an annual income at or above 300% of the federal poverty level guidelines are required to share in the costs of early intervention services provided.
Information on the NJEIS Family Cost Participation is located at nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/cost_participation.shtml.
 

Eligibility

General Requirements:
Infants and toddlers, age birth to 3 years of age, with developmental delay (cognition, communication, social-emotional, motor or adaptive delays): - delays of (1) at least 1.5 standard deviations below the mean or 25% delay in each of two functional developmental areas; (2) at least 2.0 standard deviations below the mean or a 33% delay in one functional developmental area; or (3) a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
 
Income Requirements:
None
 
Areas Served
All counties
 
Language Translation Services
Provided unless it is clearly not feasible to do so.
 
Program Web Site Address
http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/