Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (September 9, 2019) – Abilities First, Inc. announces the return of Early Intervention (EI) to its spectrum of services for children with developmental delays or disabilities. Since 1962, the organization has built a respected reputation in the Hudson Valley for providing a wide range of services including The process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. We believe all children and adults can benefit from quality education., residential, The acquisition of certain skills required for a self-sufficient life. and family support services from birth through life.
Parents who may have concerns that their child has a developmental delay or has not met developmental milestones should call Dutchess County Early Intervention at (845) 486-3518 for an evaluation. Should a child be deemed eligible for Early Intervention services, Abilities First can assist families in developing and maintaining a child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). This may include providing infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities, such as A developmental condition that affects social interactions, communication and repetitive behavior. A person with autism may or may not also have an intellectual disability. or a diagnosed physical or mental condition including delays in communication and feeding, with a team of dedicated staff to provide speech/language, physical, and Professional assessment and interventions used to help people develop and maintain essential skills needed for independence and self-sufficiency. to enhance their development. Abilities First will be providing EI services to families throughout Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties, with plans to expand to Putnam and Westchester.
“For young children experiencing developmental delay, Early Intervention is absolutely essential for ensuring long-term success in life. We are extremely pleased to add this highly valuable service to our continuum of supports,” explains Abilities First President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Jeffery Fox.
Those interested in Early Intervention Services should contact Patricia Lucio-Penn, Early Intervention Coordinator, at (845) 485-3066.