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Cerebral Palsy Association of Eastern Massachusetts
The programs sponsored by the Cerebral Palsy Association of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc. are as follows
Early Intervention Partnerships Program
Little Explorers Preschool
Adult Vocational Children’s Programs
Early Intervention Services: North Shore Infant and Toddler Program (NSITP) CPEM established the North Shore Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Services (NSIT) in 1974. The program has two sites, Lynn and Salem and provides services to approximately 1400 hundred families on the North Shore each year. Early Intervention services are available to eligible children, birth to three years of age, who have or are at risk for developmental disabilities/delays due to established, biological or environmental factors.
The NSIT Early Intervention Program provides family centered home based services to facilitate the developmental progress of children. EI staff work in partnership with parents and other caregivers throughout the process of assessment, development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and planning for on-going services. Early Intervention services are provided in the child’s natural environment which could include their home, child care program or community program. Early Intervention is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 3rd party insurance, United Way of Mass Bay/Merrimack Valley,the City of Salem. Dept. of Planning and Community Development, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Parent Fees and fund raising by CPEM, Inc.
Little Explorers’ Preschool – Combining the preschoolers and toddlers for our monthly music program CPEM operates a preschool known as Little Explorers’ Preschool in Lynn. The program offers a full day program to children aged 2.9 – five years of age. The program accepts child care vouchers and welcomes children with special needs.
Early Intervention Partnerships Program (EIPP) CPEM administers a grant from the Department of Public Health to provide home visiting service through the EIPP program. The program is a collaborative effort between CPEM, Lynn Community Health Center and Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn. EIPP offers services and support to pregnant and post partum women living in Lynn and the surrounding communities who have social and environmental risk factors. The goal of the program is to reduce infant mortality by early identification of maternal and infant risk and providing linkages to services and supports in the community to prevent poor health and/or developmental outcomes.