Care for Children With Special Needs

Special Child Health Services and Early Intervention NJ Programs 

Special Child Health Services (SCHS) and Early Intervention Programs are a grant funded, case management service provided by VNA Health Group for residents of Monmouth and Burlington Counties in New Jersey.

Who we help

A special child is any infant, child or young adult with a health problem or condition that interferes with normal growth or development. Special Child Health Services are provided to children from birth to age 21 and to their families, regardless of their ability to pay. Early Intervention Program services are provided to care for children with special needs, from birth to 3 years of age.

We help care for children with special needs who are:

  • Premature
  • Chronically ill
  • Medically fragile
  • Developmentally delayed— talking, walking, playing
  • Injured as result of serious accident

How we help

Starting with a complete child/family needs assessment and evaluation, our case managers create a plan that addresses the child's unique medical, dental, education, developmental and rehabilitation needs. Once the plan has been created, we work with the family to obtain the services and support they need.

We have helped families with:

  • Early Intervention Services
  • School-based concerns
  • Nursing services
  • Social services
  • Community resources
  • Prescription drugs
  • Medical insurance
  • Medical bills
  • Therapy services
  • Mental health resources
  • Medical equipment
  • Nutritional counseling

To learn more about how we help care for children with special needs, click here or call us at 800-400-0981 for more information. To find out about our community healthcare programs in your area, please visit our Community Wellness section.


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