Franklin County Government Human Services Building
Franklin/Fulton County MH/IDD/EI
Franklin/Fulton County Early Intervention Program is designed to provide specialized services for newborns to three (3) year old children in their natural environment to help them reach developmental milestones. Services are determined by a team that supports the child and the family through individualized plans that encourage progress and development in areas that may include motor development, communication skills, cognition and problem solving, play skills and/or socialization. â??
425 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Eligibility: Children age birth to three (3) are eligible to receive an evaluation if their parent(s)/guardian(s) have concerns regarding their development. Infants/toddlers are eligible to receive early intervention services when they are determined, through evaluation, to have a 25% or greater delay in one or more of five developmental areas (i.e.: Cognitive development, language/speech development, social/emotional development, Physical development and/or self-help development).
A child is eligible for at-risk tracking services if they meet one (1) of the following criteria:
1. Birth weight under 3.5 pounds
2. Cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
3. Born to chemically dependent mother and referred by a physician, health care provider or parent
4. Abused or neglected, as substantiated and referred by the county children and youth agency under Child Protective Services Law
5. Confirmed dangerous levels of lead poisoning as set by the Department of Health
6. Experiencing homelessness
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Email Address: ir@franklincountypa.gov
Intake Procedure: Any family with a concern about their child's development may call the CONNECT Helpline Toll Free at 1-(800) 692-7288 or local Early Intervention Service Coordination in Franklin/Fulton provided by Service Access and Management, Inc. (SAM) at (717) 709-4321
Fee Amounts: Services are provided at no cost.
Helpful Tips: Program is intended for those in age from birth to age three.
Wait List: No
Facility/ADA access: wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken: English, Interpreters provided based on availabilityâ??.
Service Contact: Jennifer Hawbecker, EI Program Specialist, 717-264-5387, jjhawbecker@franklincountypa.gov
Insurance Accepted: N/A, however, if eligible, Medical Assistance is accepted for payment of services.
Services:
  • Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays
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Franklin County Government Human Services Building
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