The Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Program
A Division of UCP of Western Massachusetts
We help infants and toddlers with developmental delays.
UCP’s Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Program supports children (Birth to 3) who have developmental delays. If your child is not meeting certain milestones or if you detect a problem with the way your infant or toddler learns, speaks, acts, moves or plays, call us for an evaluation. Our process helps parents uncover delays so you can address them early on. When a child is referred to us, the following services are provided to families in Northern Berkshire County at no cost and no copay.
The following services are billed to various insurance providers:
Individual Family Service Plan
We provide our family centered services in the child’s natural settings: the family’s home, a relative’s home, day care facility, the library or park, at UCP or anywhere the parent chooses.
We work together with the family to enhance physical, cognitive, communication, social, emotional and adaptive development as recommended by the MA Department of Public Health. The goal is to facilitate the developmental progress of children in our state.
For more information on developmental milestones and the importance of acting early, please visit this CDC link: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/concerned.html
In addition to developmental specialists and educators, our assistive technology specialists are on board to make recommendations for assistive medical equipment for your child or to suggest home modifications. Our service coordinators help transition children at 2.6 years old from Birth to 3 to public school or head start. Our educational advocacy program enables us to accompany parents on their first Individualized Education Planning (IEP) Session.
DAILY COMMUNITY PLAYGROUPS
We also offer Community Playgroups every day with developmentally appropriate activities. Parents are welcome to attend or go and enjoy some “down time” or run errands. These groups are free and open to any child in Northern Berkshire County.
PARENT/CHILD GROUPS (kids 1 to 3 years)
KIDS ONLY GROUPS (20 months to 3 years)
Anyone can refer a child for an evaluation: Parents, day care providers, relatives, pediatricians, etc.
ELIGIBILITY EVALUATIONS INCLUDE 5 AREAS:
- Motor Skills