Family Centered Early Supports & Services
Anyone who is concerned about an infant or toddler's development, including a parent, may make a referral to FCESS. The program is designed for children birth through age three who have a diagnosed, established condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay, are experiencing developmental delays, or are at risk for substantial developmental delays if supports and services are not provided.
- FCESS Program Directory
- FCESS Public Report
- Central Directory
- Annual Performance Report
- Annual State Application is an application by the Department of Health and Human Services for federal funds to plan for and provide services to infants and toddlers with disabilities ages birth through two years as provided for under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, reauthorized 2004).
Public notice on the application by the Department of Health and Human Services for federal funds to plan for and provide services to infants and toddlers with disabilities ages birth through two years as provided for under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, reauthorized 2004), is provided during the period: February 13, 2015 to April 21, 2015. Copies of the proposed application are available electronically at: http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/earlysupport/index.htm or as a hard copy upon request from: Kerry Wiley, Bureau of Developmental Services, 105 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301, Kerry.Wiley@dhhs.nh.gov. Public comment may be submitted from February 13, 2015 to April 10, 2015. Interested persons are invited to submit written comment to: Elizabeth Collins, Administrator, Child and Family Supports and Services, Bureau of Developmental Services at the above address, or by e-mail: Elizabeth.Collins@dhhs.nh.gov.
Family centered early supports and services are provided within a child's home or where a child spends time. In this way, a child and family are better able to participate and become more actively involved in their community.
Family centered early supports and services are provided in all communities throughout NH and can include any of the supports and services listed below:
- Family Support, Education and Counseling;
- Vision Services;
- Hearing Services;
- Health and Nursing Services;
- Medical and Diagnostic and Evaluation Services;
- Nutrition Counseling & Assessment;
- Occupational Therapy;
- Physical Therapy;
- Special Equipment;
- Special Instruction;
- Speech and Language Therapy;
- Transportation Services; and
- Service Coordination.
Part C ARRA/Stimulus Contracts
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