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Therapeutic Health Services for Children, Teens in NJ

In addition to the professional services below, see the Health & Family category for listings for Health Professionals, Children's Groups and Specialized Services for specific health needs including Asperger's, autism and ADHD.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Users can search an online alphabetical database for information on various health issues, disease symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment options and access additional resources.

New Jersey's Early Intervention System
New Jersey's Early Intervention System (NJEIS) under the Department of Health & Senior Services, implements a statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. If you have concerns about your child's development, call the toll-free referral number, 888-653-4463, or visit online for information.
         For children, birth to age 21, with special health care needs, call the Special Child Health Services (SCHS) case management unit in your county for information about services available
to you.

Project Child Find
Free public awareness and referral service, established by the New Jersey Department of Education, assists parents and professionals by identifying available programs throughout New Jersey for children 3-21 years of age with special health care needs. Local school districts can provide screening and evaluation.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network SPAN
SPAN, 35 Halsey St., 4th Floor, Newark, 973-642-8100, 800-654-SPAN. Non-profit training and information center funded by the U.S. Department of Education serves parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs.

Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids
Website provides clear information about legal rights and advocacy, state agencies, and a directory of resources including educational consultants, psychologists, health care specialists, tutors, advocates, attorneys, parent support groups and more in New Jersey and for every state.

New Jersey Parent Caucus
Statewide family-driven organization works to help conceptualize, develop and deliver effective and timely services for New Jersey families who have children with special emotional and behavioral needs. Legal services clinics, support groups for parents raising children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and those involved in the Juvenile Justice System are offered.

insurance education
New Jersey's Children's Specialized Hospital provides valuable information to help parents navigate insurance exchanges and select the best insurance product for their family.

877-914-6662. 24 hour, 7 day a week helpline coordinated by UMDNJ-University Behavioral HealthCare features peer support, telephone assessments, a network of referral services and support groups for mothers of special needs children.

Advancing Opportunities
1005 Whitehead Rd. Ext., Suite 1, Ewing, 609-882-4054
    Additional locations in Barrington, Budd Lake and Little Falls. Formerly Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, the organization serves people with all types of disabilities and offers school, in-home and work services, support and advocacy, housing assistance, technology lending and therapeutic services through fee-for-service programs.

         Provides services to people of all ages with developmental disabilities, some free, some on a sliding fee scale. Early intervention program helps parents identify developmental delays in infant children. Visit the ARC New jersey website for local chapter info.
The ARC of Essex
  123 Naylon Ave., Livingston, 973-535-1181
  Infant stimulation program, preschool classes, school for severely disabled, summer day camp, social work info and referral, respite care–in-home and out.
The ARC of Hunterdon County
  The Concourse at Beaver Brook, 1465 Route 31 Annandale, 908-730-7827
The ARC of Middlesex
 219 Black Horse Lane, North Brunswick, 732-821-1199
The ARC of Morris County
  P.O. Box 123, Morris Plains, NJ 07950, 973-326-9750
  Early childhood enrichment, preschool activities, adaptive recreation, adult training and supported employment, parent support groups and supportive living.
The ARC of Somerset County
  141 S. Main St., Manville, 908-725-8544
  Full range of SLP, OT and PT services for children. The center houses a developmental daycare, private preschool and preschool disabled program.
The ARC of Union County
  70 Diamond Rd., Springfield, 973-315-0000
  Childcare and preschool in Cranford serving infants to 5 yrs., private school in Mountainside for ages 3-9. Summer day camp, recreation, after school program, Saturday program, hotel respite and in-home respite.

Ben Samuels Children's Center at Montclair State University
80 Clove Rd., Little Falls, 973-395-8836
    Early intervention program, serving suburban Essex County towns, provides services for families and their children from birth until age 3 who demonstrate developmental delays. Call to schedule an evaluation.

Best Practices in Behavior Analysis
Director: Stasia Hansen, 201-407-0152
       Best Practices is designed to provide research-based individual behavioral services to the client, school, and family in a respectful environment. We are currently providing services in Morris, Passaic, and Bergen Counties. ABA therapy, parent training, and social skills programs are available.

Bethel Ridge Learning Center
175 S. Maple Ave., Basking Ridge, 908-221-0801
          Non-profit organization servicing the developmentally disabled population ages 14 and older in Somerset, Morris and Union Counties offers job placement and coaching, support and education services. Internet courses; homework club available for 14-21 yr. old students in school.

Children's Specialized Hospital
150 New Providence Rd., Mountainside, NJ, 888-244-5373

Family Link Inc.
2333 Morris Ave., Suite A-204, Union, 908-964-5303
    A network of services and supports for the families of children birth to 3 years old residing in Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties. If your infant/toddler is having difficulty crawling, walking, talking, seeing, hearing, feeding, following directions or relating to other people, your child may qualify for early intervention services.

Family Resource Network
1 AAA Dr., Suite 203, Trenton, 800-376-2345
    A network of programs, services, training, advocacy and events geared to families with special needs includes four affiliate organizations: Autism Family Services of New Jersey, Caregivers of New Jersey, Epilepsy Foundation New Jersey, and Family Support Center of New Jersey.

Metropolitan Speech & Language Center
66 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, 973-994-4468
Director: Lillian Dollinger, MA, CCC-SLP
NJ License: 41YS00083500
    We provide therapy for children with a variety of communication and feeding disorders: articulation, oral motor, apraxia, language, social skills, ASD, stuttering and auditory processing. We use the most advanced techniques such as PROMPT, iPad apps and more. We have FREE Parent & Baby Classes weekly. We co-treat with Positive Steps OT next door. All speech-language pathologists have ASHA certification, NJ licensure and are Blue Cross Providers. Serving Livingston and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Monday through Saturday hours. Free screenings by appointment.

Somerset Children's Center
377 Union Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 908-725-2366

Stepping Forward Counseling Center
26 Main St., Chatham, 973-635-6550
    An innovative mental health facility for children with depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, ODD, bi-polar and other clinically based diagnoses. Programs include after school social skills, Saturday Social Program, Intense Outpatient 2-3 times a week (IOP), Partial Care Program 4-5 times a week, Parenting and Family.

TeamHope, P.C.
231 US Hwy 206 South, Bedminster, 908-375-8237