Special Child Heath Program
Special Child Health Unit
Tracy Mauriello, MSW, LSW
A special child is any infant, child, or young adult who has or may have a disease, defect, or medical condition that may interfere with normal growth and development.
The Special Child Health Program coordinates and monitors the services needed by any physically and/or cognitively impaired or child with a potential disability from birth to age 22.
Families are informed and referred to programs and services that are available based on their needs.
The Office Provides
- Case management services to children, birth to 22, with chronic illnesses and developmental delays.
- Linkage and referrals to services that benefit their child, including government and community resources.
- Assistance for families to access appropriate educational settings and the related services that may be needed.
Case management is a resource offered at no cost for families.
For more info on childhood development/special child services:
NJ Division of Family Health Services
NJ Early Intervention Information
Zero to Three
(Overall child development and suggestions for enhancing development)
Autsim New Jersey
SPAN Parent Advocacy Network