What is Early Intervention at The Arc Alliance?

Welcome to The Arc Alliance Children’s Services! We are excited to share with you the support and services we provide children from birth to three years of age. In addition to services for your child, we also provide support for your family through groups and activities. We hope the information on our site provides you with the answers and steps to become part of our family. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us!

The Arc Alliance Children’s Services provides Early Intervention and support services to children between the ages of birth and three years with developmental delays.  Early Intervention services are designed to allow your child the opportunity to actively participate in family and community life.

Our teachers and therapists work on the outcomes identified by you for your child and Early Intervention activities occur in the places you choose to meet those outcomes, at home, in a child care setting or in the community.  It is not unusual to see Early Intervention Services taking place in the grocery store, the mall, at the doctor’s office, the library and on the playground.

Through the years we have found that families serve as an effective resource for each other.  Families gather for support, to receive information or to have fun.  We offer a variety of inclusive group activities throughout the year that make it easy and convenient for families to get together.

Early Intervention Services and Supports For Your Family

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Learn How You Can Get Started

Okay, you have a concern about your child’s development; maybe your physician has diagnosed your child with an intellectual or developmental delay, maybe you are concerned about how your child is developing, or maybe a daycare provider, friend or family member has raised a concern.  You are not alone.  Navigating through the complex process to get the right help at the right time by the right people can be very confusing and frustrating to someone new to the system.  The Arc Alliance Children’s Services is here to help you.

Watch this short video to get on your way!

How to get your child started in Early Intervention

Reaching out to The Arc Alliance Children’s Services is your first step to help you through the maze of figuring out how to best help your child.  We are here to help you find answers to your questions and put a plan together to get your child started on the path to success.

Let us help you through the process.

If you don’t have a medical diagnosis, taking a look at our Rack Cards may help you identify concerns in SpeechMotor Skills or possible behaviors on the Autism spectrum.  If you still have questions or concerns please call The Arc Alliance Children’s Services at 610-764-8754 (if by chance we are not available when you call, please leave your name and phone number and we will get back to you within 24 hours).

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One of the goals of The Arc Alliance Children’s Services is to help families navigate the Early Intervention system.  We can assist you in making phone calls to the County to set up the evaluation, discuss any concerns that you may have and be available for questions during the entire evaluation process.

Here is what happens next

For assistance with identifying services and support or if you need someone to listen to your situation please contact us at 610-265-4700 for Children’s Services or contact us today online and we will make contact with you as soon as possible.

As in all counties, Early Intervention is a free service.  If interested, contact your county through the telephone numbers listed below and request The Arc Alliance Children’s Services as your provider:

Berks County (SAM – Service Access & Management)

610-236-0530
877-236-4600
610-236-0361 TTY

Chester County
610-344-5948

Montgomery County
610-278-6207

Parent Resources

The Arc Alliance provides various support groups, programs and resources for individuals, parents, guardians, siblings and caregivers.  If you are interested in participating in any of the mentioned groups please contact or call us at 610-265-4700 and we will connect you with the appropriate group lead.  If you would like to see a group developed as an individual, parent or loved one please simply let us know through the contact us link at the top of this page.

Father’s Group – Come join the group for fathers of children with special needs.  They meet the 1st and 3rd Saturday from September through June from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. When the fathers meet, they discuss issues affecting them and their families, offering support to those who need it.  There is babysitting available so bring your children (all ages are welcome) and give the Moms a free morning to relax!!!  Please contact us here to register.

Additional Resources

The Arc Alliance Children’s Services collects resources from a variety of sources. To assist you, we have links below to resources in effort to aid you and your family. These valuable aids are categorized in several ways to best guide you in your search.

    

Our Team

Children’s Services Staff

Administration

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Social Work

Special Instructors

Speech-Language Pathology