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In NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services (FCESS) are delivered by contractual agreements between Bureau of Developmental Services and designated non-profit and specialized service agencies located throughout the state.

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.

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.

 

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