Support for kids with disabilities: Health and wellness, successful relationships, school AT evaluations and personal goals.
UCP of Western MA offers a wide variety of programs designed to support children of all ages with their developmental needs to help grow and learn more independently. We support the entire family so they understand the complex needs of their children. Some of our children with complex medical needs have been referred to us through our collaborative partnerships with Boston Children’s and Shriner’s Hospital upon discharge. Our clinicians follow the guidelines of their medical staff when providing follow up care at home.
UCP’s Early Intervention Program provides family-centered, therapeutic developmental services to children birth to 3 years old who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay. These risks range from short-term needs like speech delays to long-term chronic special needs. The program is available to families in Northern Berkshire County.
Our Neonatal Support Program supports families whose children are exposed to substance abuse prenatally.
In UCP’s Social Sprouts After-School Program, children learn new skills and make new friends in a safe, stimulating environment. It’s open to any child, 3 to 6 years old, residing in Northern Berkshire County.
UCP’s Autism Waiver Program is facilitated through the Autism Connections. This goal-oriented program helps families find community supports to strengthen the family unit and gain independence for their children with an Autism only diagnosis.
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
Closing the Technology Gap for Kids with Disabilities.
Early Intervention is family focused. Our Early Intervention Specialists provide critical support to families and help identify strategies to include during their daily routines to support and enhance their child's development. We strongly believe that parents are their children's first and most important teachers.
Diana Sullivan, BA Ed, CEIS, CEID
Senior Director of Early Intervention and Childhood Programs