WHO WE ARE
The Regional Early Intervention Collaboratives (REICs) were established in 1993 by the New Jersey lead agency, the Department of Health (DOH) to provide local-level leadership in the planning and coordination of the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS). REICs help facilitate access and availability of quality early intervention services through outreach and collaboration. They are responsible for the regional System Point of Entry (SPOE) for referrals to the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS). The REICs assist the lead agency (DOH) with data collection, child find/public awareness, family support, and personnel development.
When Does A Child Need Early Intervention?
The first three years of life are important, formative years in maximizing a child's future potential. If you suspect that an infant or toddler may be experiencing developmental delays, contact Early Intervention System at 888-653-4463. The call is toll-free for New Jersey residents.
HOW WE HELP
We process all initial referrals for children and families through our Single Point of Entry System (SPOE).
We provide training and technical assistance to the early intervention providers and community partners.
We provide support to families during their time in early intervention, as well as when they transition out of early intervention to preschool or other community supports.
We provide support to the local early intervention provider agencies and practitioners in ensuring services are provided to children and families.
Mid-Jersey CARES REIC
Counties served: Hunterdon,
Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset