When a family discovers that they are raising a child with developmental delays, they typically go through a traumatic period of discovery that is rife with fragmented information, unanswered questions, a quest for the right service providers, and a financial burden that is beyond most families’ means. By drawing on the experience of families that have already embarked on this difficult journey, and by forming community partnerships, Developmental Connections seeks to accelerate and enhance a family’s ability to intervene on behalf of their developmentally delayed child.
The mission of Developmental Connections is to connect families dealing with developmental delays and the providers of early childhood developmental services, so that affected children can receive needed interventions in an expeditious manner.
The services provided by Developmental Connections will include:
- Educational support for families regarding possible interventions
- Intensive interventions and programs in the area of social skills development
- Generation of scholarship dollars to help families pay for the services required
- Development and maintenance of database of parent- and teacher-recommended resources