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Child Development Services - PEDS

Address:  Satellite Office
218 Fairbanks Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938
Location:  163 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone:  (207) 778-6262
Toll Free Phone: Central Referral Line (toll free) 1-877-770-8883
Website: Website
Contact:  Liz Keach, Director
Clients:  Children ages birth to age five and their families who live in the Franklin County area or in Dixfield, Canton or Vienna
Services:  Regional CDS sites provide case management and direct instruction for families with children from birth through age five. Each site conducts Child Find which is the process of identifying children with disabilities.

Screenings and evaluations are provided in order to identify children who are eligible for services.
Regional sites arrange for local services that include Early Intervention (Birth — 2 , Part C) and Special Education (ages 3 — 5, Part B) in the following areas:
 Physical—Gross/Fine Motor
 Cognitive
 Communication—Speech/Language
 Social/Emotional
 Adaptive—Self CareChild Development Services screens, evaluates, and provides services for children with disabilities, aged birth through 5.
Services include:
Developmental screenings (in-office), evaluations, special, service coordination to support the family and monitor the child’s progress, transition planning and assistance with public school entry, family focused approach in serving children with disabilities and their families, on-site speech and language therapy, and on-site contracted psychological testing and consultation.
Special Education Services:
For eligible children aged three-five, special education services are Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) and are provided at no cost to the family.
Services include:
Audiology, developmental therapy/special instruction, family training, medical services (limited to diagnostic and evaluative purposes), occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, speech therapy and transportation.
For eligible children age birth through two, early intervention services are provided at no cost to the family or on a sliding fee scale. These services include Free and Appropriate Education services plus the following:
Service coordination, vision services, and nutrition services.
Child Development Services may also serve children who have significant delays in the following areas of development:
Cognitive, physical fine motor skills, gross motor skills, speech, language, social/emotional, adaptive, vision, hearing or other chronic health needs.
Fees: No charge.
Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Healthy Community Coalition

Founded in 1989, Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) is an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network with a mission of promoting health and well-being in Franklin County and neighboring towns, including Livermore Falls.