Children’s Service Coordination (CSC) provides resources to families who have a child (birth to 21) with a developmental disability or chronic health condition. The services provided are initiated by each family and are unique to their specific needs.
The focus of Children’s Service Coordination is to assist the family in accessing services. Our goal is to educate and empower families to identify, access and utilize available resources in ways that are most helpful to them. This is achieved by partnering with a Children’s Service Coordinator.
Children’s Service Coordinators (CSC) provide:
information and referral to community services;
Early Supports and Services (ESS);
assistance in planning for transitions;
access to training;
assistance with future planning;
use of lending library;
information about acquiring benefits;
referral to appropriate support programs;
assistance to families with the special education process.
Early Supports and Services (ESS) are home-based, family-centered services and therapies for children under the age of three who have a delay of at least 33% in any area of development, an established condition, or who are at risk for developing a delay. These services are provided at no cost to eligible families.
Partners in Health (PIH) is a community-based family support program designed to address the needs of children with chronic health conditions and their families. The PIH coordinator works with schools, medical providers, social services and other community organizations to create a setting that will enhance a family's quality of life.
The Family Council is an advisory group to the Area Agency. The Council is made up of parents and family members of children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Council helps provide direction and focus for the Children's Services program and actively advocates for families in the Monadnock Region. The Council supports the role of families in the decision-making process regarding the design and implementation of the supports and services available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Monthly meetings are open to all families and everyone is encouraged to attend.
For more information about the Family Council, visit the Family Council page. For meeting times, visit the MDS Events Calendar.
Please call MDS (603-352-1304) for updated information or consult our calendar on the Events page.