Screenings are available several times each month in convenient locations throughout Bucks County. All screenings are provided by appointment. The screening helps determine if an evaluation is needed.
A comprehensive evaluation may lead to the finding that a child has a developmental delay or disability, and that early intervention is needed. Examples of early intervention programs include special instruction in the child's child care or preschool; consultation provided to families, educators and caregivers; special classes and groups; and speech therapy, speech, occupational or physical therapies.
Parents from Bucks County who suspect that their preschool age child has special needs should call the Early Childhood Services Program at 1-800-770-4822, extension 1716, email the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22. or you may also fill out the Online Referral Form by clicking on this link: Referral page.
Parents whose child may have special needs are assured confidentiality and due process protections. More information about the rights of eligible young children can be requested by calling 1-800-770-4822, extension 1711, and asking for a supervisor or service coordinator.
If you are concerned about a child who is not yet three, go to Children Under Three for more information.
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