|Children with Special Needs|
ChildLink - Philadelphia County
Early Intervention Service Coordination Program for Children Birth to Age Three With Developmental Delays and Disabilities
Under contract with the City of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (IdS), PHMC administers the ChildLink/Philadelphia County Program. ChildLink/Philadelphia County provides Service Coordinators who help children, from birth to age three who have developmental delays or disabilities, and their families living in Philadelphia obtain supports and services. ChildLink/Philadelphia County staff work in partnership with parents and early intervention specialists and therapists to evaluate each child's needs, identify outcomes, explore options and develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) composed of supports and services for each eligible child and family. ChildLink/Philadelphia County services are provided at no cost to families.
ChildLink/Philadelphia County provides the following services for all children, birth to age three, who reside in Philadelphia:
For more information about ChildLink, please contact:
For registration and referrals, please contact 215.685.4646 or BirthTo3EI@phila.gov.
ChildLink offices are located at:
Health Intervention Program (HIP)
HIP is a home visiting and case management program for families who want support and resources related to caring for a child with a special health care need, ages birth to 21 years. Services are provided by a team of a nurse, social worker, a parent-professional (who is also the parent of a child with special needs) and a substance abuse counselor. We can help with:
For more information, call Jane Prusso at 267.765.2307