Special Child Health Program
Special Child Health Unit
Tracy Mauriello, MSW, LSW
Diane Knight, BSN
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, mentally, or potential child with a 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.
- Links for families to services that benefit their child, including government and community resources.
- Assistance for families in accessing appropriate educational settings and the related services that may be needed.
Case management is an entitlement 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)