Jumpstart Early Intervention is a multilingual program serving infants/toddlers from diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn who have a suspected or established delay in development. Jumpstart's professionals work collaboratively with clients, families and communities to maximize each child's potential and provide the absolute finest in care.
Funded and regulated by NYS and the NYC DOH/MH (Dep't of Health and Mental Hygiene) to provide evaluations, service coordination and interventions, Jumpstart personnel assists each child with a spirit of excitement, commitment and innovation. It has been setting the standard for excellence in service delivery since 1995.
Jumpstart has extensive experience treating a wide range of disabilities including speech delays and disorders, feeding disorders, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, motor delays/disorders, Down's syndrome, PDD/autism, torticollis, general cognitive delays and more. It is staffed by multilingual, licensed/certified professionals who provide comprehensive interventions in the comfort of the child's home, in the following disciplines:
- Special Instruction
- Speech Therapy
- Feeding Therapy
- Vision Therapy
- Family Training
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Social Work and Psychological Services
Services are provided to newborns through three year olds based on their needs as determined through a multidisciplinary evaluation by NYS approved evaluators. Eligible children receive services via an Individualized Family Service Plan developed with input from the parents, NYC EI program staff and other team members. The municipality arranges for providers to deliver authorized services. All EI services are provided at no out of pocket costs to parents although health insurance may be accessed for reimbursement. EI only reimburses for EI services only; it does not pay for day care or other fees charged by child care settings or community locations.
In addition to the therapies, an experienced service coordinator assists the family to advocate effectively for its child, navigate the early intervention system, obtain all necessary services and transition to Department of Education services when appropriate as the three year old child ages out of the EI model. Jumpstart has service coordinators who speak a variety of languages including English, Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew and German.
For more information about the NYC EI program or to refer your child for EI services, you may call 311. For more information about Jumpstart's amazing program, please contact us directly.
Let us help "Jumpstart" your child's development!!