Arc of Chester County - First Step Early Intervention

ARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THE


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Arc of Chester Countys First Step Early Intervention Home Program provides specialized services for newborns to three-year-old children, in their natural environment, to help them reach developmental milestones. These services are available to children with developmental delays and disabilities who are referred by the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Our team of specialists develops and monitors a program responding to the childs needs in the context of family life. Physical, speech, and occupational therapists as well as nurses and social workers provide services as needed. Motor skills, cognitive ,and language development are encouraged and supported. Family training is provided by the team to implement activities during natural routines throughout each visit. The Arc of Chester Countys First Step Early Intervention Preschool Program helps children with disabilities ages three to five learn new skills with trained and understanding teachers in a warm, creative atmosphere. Children are referred to the program by the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Our team of specialists develops and monitors a program responding to each childs needs. Special education teachers work closely with social workers and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Staff nurses allow children with severe medical needs to benefit from an inclusive classroom experience and are available to respond to medical emergencies. Music therapy and art therapy are integral parts of the program promoting speech, language, motor, and communication skills. Family involvement includes an active role in planning and implementing each childs program.
LocationChester
Geographical AreaCounties: Chester; States: PA; Countries: USA
Intake ProcedureReferral Required
 
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNo Fee
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Administrative hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. In-home service times vary. Classroom services are delivered Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-1:45 PM.
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 900 Lawrence Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip West Chester, PA 19380
Main Phone 610-696-8090
Fax 610-696-8300
Service Location Email info@arcofchestercounty.org
Web Address http://www.arcofchestercounty.org/
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Arc of Chester County
Affiliated Program: ARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THE
This Service: Arc of Chester County - First Step Early Intervention
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays (LR-1700)