Early Intervention Services

Addressing developmental delays as early as possible can make a profound difference in a child’s life.

Our May Center for Early Intervention in western Massachusetts is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and provides supports to children from birth to age 3. A child may be eligible for services if s/he has a developmental delay. This could mean that he or she is not saying many or any words; not sitting, crawling, or walking when expected; has a diagnosed disability such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or autism; and/or lives in an environment that would put him or her at risk for developing delays.

Services provided may include:

  • ƒService coordinationƒ
  • Speech and language, physical, and occupational therapiesƒ
  • Play groupsƒ
  • Parent support ƒ
  • Advocacy

Our staff and program

Our program provides individualized services tailored to meet the needs of the child and provide training to help parents become “co-teachers” in the delivery of services.We employ highly trained professionals including:ƒ

  • Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapistsƒ
  • Registered Nurseƒ
  • Licensed Social Workerƒ
  • Bilingual Development Specialist (English/Spanish)

Promoting individual growth

Our services incorporate best practices in early childhood education, promoting individual growth through play in five areas of child development:

  1. Fine/Gross Motor: how I use my hands, or hands and eyes together and how I move my body
  2. Personal/Social: understanding feelings/relating to others
  3. Cognitive: understanding the world around you
  4. Communication: expressing yourself/understanding others
  5. Adaptive: doing things for yourself

Download the Early Intervention pdf here.

Download our Children's Services flyer here.

Our Location

We serve families in Belchertown, Chicopee, Granby, Holyoke, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, South Hadley, Southampton, and Ware.