Early Childhood Intervention
This website is a place for families who are facing
challenges pertaining to their child's development and
It is a place to find answers and practical
suggestions. That's what Early Intervention Support is all
Whether a family has a child with a challenging behavior,
a disability or developmental issue, childhood is short - it
should be savored and enjoyed.
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We understand developmental milestones and the challenges
of Special Needs children. We spend a great deal of time
with families understanding the inner workings of childhood
routines and interactions. Ask us about your child today!
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Travel Guidelines for Parents
Here are some guidelines for child car safety.
- The back seat is the safest place for all children to ride.
- Never put a rear-facing baby in front of a passenger air bag. In a
crash, the air bag inflates very quickly and with great force. The child
safety seat could be hit by the air bag and cause serious injuries or
- If you have no other option than to transport a child who is
medically fragile in the front seat and your car has a passenger air
bag, you will need to have your air bag switched off. Contact the NHTSA
for a permission form and details (888-DASH-2-DOT [888-327-4236] or
- Depending on your child's condition, it may be wise to limit the
amount of car travel.
- Stop often if your trip is long.
- When possible, an adult should ride in the back seat next to your
child to watch him or her closely.
- Develop a medical care plan in case your child has a medical
emergency during travel. Some parents attach a copy of the plan to the
child's car safety seat/restraint.
- Carry with you an emergency kit that includes any special
medications or supplies that your child may need. A checklist will help
you ensure that the right medications and supplies are always with you.
Do not leave this kit in the vehicle.
- Keep a cellular phone with you to contact help, if needed. Some
cellular phones can dial 911 even if you do not purchase a service
- Never use a reclined vehicle seat to transport a child. In a crash,
the child can slip out of position and not be protected by the seat
- In some instances, such as very tall children in casts, professional
transport may be needed.
- Apply for a handicap parking permit on behalf of your child if it is
hard to get him or her in and out of the car safety restraint. Handicap
parking often allows more space to maneuver.
- Never leave your child alone in a vehicle, even to do an errand that
should only take a minute. Your child's safety is worth the effort to
remove them from the car safety seat/restraint and take them with you.
Secure the child back in the safety sear when you return.
More Tips about Child Safety
Parenting Tips in Other Areas Include
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Thankfully, there are many ways to deal with childhood developmental
delays and behaviors. These include in-home services, outpatient (you take
your child to a clinic), inpatient (following injury or surgery) and school
based services. Which type of therapy should you choose?
Visit our Therapy Options
area to learn more.
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