Early Intervention Services
The Early Intervention Program at the Mifflin-Juniata Special Needs Center provides services to children from birth to age three who have developmental delays or special needs. Services are provided in the child's natural environment, which includes the child's home or child care setting. Together with the family, early intervention professionals work to help foster a child’s development by building upon the natural learning opportunities that occur within the daily routines of the child and their family. Services are designed to meet the specific and unique needs of the child.
Our services provide children and their families support in developing skills related to a child’s development. Areas of your child’s development that may be supported by services include communication (speech and language), physical (gross and fine motor), cognitive (learning processes), adaptive (self-help) and social/emotional skills. Services provided by the program, include occupational therapy, speech therapy, and special instruction services. To obtain more information about the early intervention services offered by the Mifflin-Juniata Special Needs Center, please call (717) 248-6261.
If you are concerned about your child's development or have a child with special needs, you can arrange to have your child evaluated to determine if he or she is eligible for early intervention services provided by our program. To arrange for an evaluation, you may contact the Base Service Unit at (717) 242-0351. There is no cost for the evaluation or for any early intervention services which may be received.
One of our EI staff having a little fun on Halloween!