Anne Carlsen Early Intervention is a home-based service where professionals and parents/caregivers work together as partners to help children, from birth to age three, learn and participate as independently as possible in their everyday life. We help identify learning opportunities and provide emotional support, instruction, information, and resources so parents and caregivers can help the child develop to their full potential.
Anne Carlsen Early Intervention provides services in the natural environment that focus on the family. This approach focuses on the whole child and family rather than a specific area of development because development in children does not occur in separate areas. We empower parents as their child’s first and best teachers and therapists.
Early Intervention services are for children from birth through their third birthday with developmental delays in the areas of language, cognitive, physical, social, or self-help skills. We provide free comprehensive developmental evaluations to all children who are referred to the program regardless of eligibility. Even if the child is not found eligible for Early Intervention, parents will still have the opportunity to participate in the evaluation and receive a detailed report outlining the child’s unique strengths and needs, including specific skills to work on.
Additional recommendations for strategies to use with the child or other activities and services in the community that may be beneficial are also included. If you have a concern about a child, please don’t hesitate to contact Anne Carlsen Early Intervention.
Through collaboration and our continuum of services, we utilize a team approach in order to provide individualized and person-centered services. For individuals receiving Early Intervention, the following departments and services are vital components of this continuum.
Anne Carlsen In-Home Supports provide respite care services for families who have a child with a disability living in their home. These services are for any age as long as they live at home with their family. We provide respite care so the family members can work, run errands, go shopping, attend appointments, etc. all with the assurance that their child is taken care of by a trained professional while they are away.