WHO ARE WE?
Cumberland Early Intervention Program is a family centered organization that serves children with special needs and their families in their homes and communities. Through education, advocacy and partnerships we promote potential and build a positive view of the future.
WHO DO WE SERVE?
We serve Cumberland County families with children ages birth to school entry who are developmentally delayed or are at risk for delay.
HOW CAN YOU OBTAIN OUR SERVICES?
Parents, family doctors, health care professionals or educators can contact us to request assistance or information.
ALL REFERRALS ARE MADE WITH PARENTAL CONSENT
WHAT DO WE DO?
WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?
Current information on the child's diagnosis or delay Information on child development Access to local programs, supports and resources Assistance in contacting and communicating with other professionals involved in your child's care Assistance in transitions to new programs and to school Access to developmentally appropriate equipment, toys, games, books and activities
SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE!!
HOW IS OUR PROGRAM FUNDED?
Cumberland Early Intervention Program is a non-profit registered charity administered by a Community Board of Directors. All Services to families are provided FREE of charge. Partial funding for the program is provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services and through the United Way of Cumberland County.
Additional funding from our community is required to insure our services can continue. Major fundraising events are held in February (Early Intervention Month in Cumberland County).
Our vision is that all children in Cumberland County will reach their full potential without barriers
Early Intervention Program Offers:
· Home and community visits
· Developmental Screening
· Education on child development
· Information on your child's diagnosis
· Resource Lending Library
· Referral to other agencies
· Service Coordination
· Transition to School Support
· Community Education
· SMILE Program
· SHINE Program
· Summer Respite Program