New Hampshire Services for Children & Families
Children with special needs often have extraordinary problems that challenge community systems designed for typically developing youngsters. Having professional help from someone who is experienced in negotiating the network of services, and who is professionally trained in the medical, educational, psychological and social aspects of developmental disabilities can make all the difference for the family and the child.
Help may be needed at only one, or perhaps at many, points;
- When developmental issues are first identified, as early as infancy
- When behavioral responses are excessive and threaten to disrupt health and home
- When entry to public education is the next challenge on the child’s agenda
- When, having successfully navigated through school, the young adult is ready to transition to the world of work and living in the community
The Institute is ready to provide services or support directly to a child and family, or to consult in helping to plan for and build a network that sustains them over the course of many years.
The Parent-2-Child Program was launched in September of 2008 in an effort to address the critical shortage of trained personnel and funding encountered by parents seeking services for their very young children with autism with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The Institute provides a statewide Clinical Outreach Department whose clinicians provide on-site School-Based Services to help students aged 3-21 experiencing behavioral challenges. Our Clinical Outreach department also offers comprehensive programs that remediate the fundamental problems of autism.
The Institute’s clinicians who provide Outreach Services to Children and their Families bring two essential ingredients to this partnership; a high level of skill in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and set of values that respects, empowers, and acknowledges the strengths, abilities and preferences of each child and each family we serve.
Using a model often referred to as “foster care,” we carefully match children, based on needs, interests, preferences and goals, with Enhanced Family Care providers.
When students with disabilities begin to “age out,” that is, when they have benefited as much as they can from what is contained within the curriculum and walls of the school, they still have much to learn in order to continue to grow. To meet this need, IPPI offers Community-Based Transition Programs for Teens and Young Adults for students aged 18 to 21.
Professionals often seek further knowledge to increase their effectiveness in helping individuals they serve. Parents want to become more skilled at assisting their children in learning new skills and reducing challenging behavior. The Institute’s Clinical Outreach Department offers Behavioral Consultation and Training for Professionals and Parents.
NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders Connor’s Law and other health insurance for the treatment of ASD.
ABA Autism Initial Intake Line
603.224.8085 Ext. 1820
Contact: Peg Chaffee, M.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Director – 603.772.5991