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.

Children's Service Coordination - helping families access services

In-Home Supports - residential habilitation for children or young adults who have a developmental disability and significant medical or behavioral challenges.

Early Supports & Services - for children aged three and under.

Respite - temporary relief for families

Partners in Health - for families of children with chronic health conditions

Looking for services for a child or young adult? Contact the MDS Intake Coordinator to determine eligibility and start the intake process: Emma Shippee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 603-352-1304.


Children's Service Coordination

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 Coordination (CSC) provides:

  • access to training

  • assistance with future planning

  • In Home Supports

  • information about acquiring benefits

  • parent-to-parent matches

  • referral to appropriate support programs

  • assistance to families with the special education process

In Home Supports
In-Home Supports Services provides residential habilitation for children or young adults who have a developmental disability and significant medical or behavioral challenges. These supports, provided with the help of an In-Home Support service coordinator, include personal care and other related services to promote greater independence and skill development for children or young adults to allow them to remain living at home with their family and actively engage with their community.

Early Supports and Services
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. For more information, visit the ESS page. MDS Birth to Three provides early intervention services for children aged 3 and under who have a developmental delay and have been determined to be eligible. To make an early intervention referral or for information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ESS Coordinator at 603-352-1304.

Partners in Health
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. For more information, visit the PIH page. To make a referral, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 603-352-1304 ext 409.

The Family Council
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. Click here for more information about the Family Council. For meeting times, visit the MDS Events Calendar.

Support Groups

Please call MDS (603-352-1304) for updated information or consult our calendar on the Events page.