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Children's Programs

Early Intervention

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Maternal and Child Health Program

Preschool Program


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April 2022


Early Intervention Program

Program Goal: To support and promote the development of those infants and toddlers who have special needs related to developmental delays and to enhance the capacity of their families to meet their needs.

Eligibility: Children may receive Early Intervention Program (EI) services if they are age birth to three and meet eligibility criteria for developmental delay, or a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay (in one or more of the developmental areas of: physical; cognitive; communication; social-emotional or adaptive).

Description: Anyone can refer a child under three years of age to the EI Program. EI services available to eligible children and their families may include:

  • Service Coordination
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Special Instruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work Services
  • Family Training or Counseling
  • Nursing Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Other Related Services

These services are typically provided in the child’s home or at another location (such as a child care site) where the child typically spends his or her time.

Contact the Early Intervention Program at (315) 386-2325

Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs (pdf)

This resource directory is for the families of children and young adults who have a serious illness or long-lasting condition for which they need extra health care and support services.

Milestone Tracker App | CDC

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.


Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Program Goal: Provide resources and referrals for children in the community to ensure access to health care, insurance, information and support.

Eligibility: Children from birth to 21 years who have (or may have) a serious or chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition.

Description: This program provides assistance in locating a physician or other health care provider to ensure each child has a medical home. The program may also provide assistance in obtaining insurance and/or other programs that help to cover health care costs – i.e. Medicaid, Child Health Plus. Supportive measures as well as medical information may be provided.

To Learn More: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program

Contact the Children With Special Health Care Needs Program at (315) 386-2325

Child Find

Provides developmental assessments of children age birth to three.  Educate parents regarding child developmental stages.  Referrals made to other providers as needed.

Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs (pdf)

This resource directory is for the families of children and young adults who have a serious illness or long-lasting condition for which they need extra health care and support services.

Milestone Tracker App | CDC

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

Positive Parenting Tips | CDC

These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.

 


Maternal Child Health Program

Description: The Maternal Child Health Program offers a one time home visit for mom and baby anytime following hospital discharge.

Services offered include:

  • Assistance with breastfeeding
  • Head-to-toe assessment of baby
  • Education on postpartum and newborn care
  • Education on postpartum self-care
  • Referral to services in the community if needed
  • Nursing assessment of mom

 Contact the Maternal/Child Health Program at (315) 386-2325


Preschool Special Education Program

We facilitate services for children ages 3 to 5 years who have special needs.

This program offers evaluations and a variety of services to help maximize the child’s developmental potential. If you suspect that your child has a developmental delay or disability, contact your local school district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education to make a referral.

Contact the Children With Special Health Care Needs Program at (315) 386-2325.


Additional Resources: 

Family Planning

NYS DOH Comprehensive Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care Services Program

Pregnancy

CDC: Pregnancy Resources

Labor and Delivery

American Pregnancy Association: Labor and Birth Resources

Breastfeeding

The Office on Women's Health: A Breastfeeding Factsheet

CDC: Storage and Preparation of Breast Milk

CDC: Breastfeeding Resources

Growth and Development

CDC: Developmental Milestones

CDC: Milestone Tracker App

CDC: Milestone Moments

CDC: Free Materials for Developmental Monitoring

Child Care

St. Lawrence Child Care Council, Inc.

Domestic Violence

Renewal House for Victims of Family Violence

Prenatal Substance Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Substance Use in Women Research Report

HIV & STD

CDC: Pregnancy and HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

CDC: Sexual Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Resources

Immunization

CDC: Vaccines & Immunizations

2021 Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children (birth through 6 years)

Tobacco/Smoking Cessation

NYS Smokers' Quitline Resources

Lead Poisoning

NYS DOH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

St. Lawrence County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Parenting

Welcome to Parenthood: A Family Guide (pdf)

New York State Parent Portal: Resources for Parents & Caregivers of Young Children

 

Immunization

Planned Parenthood of the North Country, Inc.

Planned Parenthood of the North Country New York provides high-quality, affordable family planning and reproductive health care for nearly 12,000 women and men in the North Country each year. We have seven health centers throughout Clinton, Franklin,  Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.

Immunization

North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council, Inc.

The North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council, Inc. is dedicated to strengthening maternal and family health by identifying service needs and improving access to care through community collaboration, education and referral for the well-being of every woman, every child, every family.

Immunization

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Services

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as for infants and children under the age of 5. The program provides support, nutritional education, supplemental foods, and healthcare referrals to low-income mothers, their children, and others with legal guardianship over young children found to be at nutritional risk.

Find WIC services near you!

Maternal Health

Renewal House

Renewal House's mission is to respond immediately to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Lawrence County through services which empower victims and increase community awareness.

Maternal Health

St. Lawrence Child Care Council, Inc.

The SLCCC is a not-for-profit child care resource and referral agency providing information, education and resources to families, providers, community members and employers to meet the early care and learning needs in our community.