Aspire's Early Intervention Program, formerly known as North Shore Infant and Toddler Program, was established in 1974. With sites in Lynn and Salem, the program provides services to more than 1,800 families on the North Shore each year.
Early Intervention services are available to eligible children, from newborn to age 3, who have or are at risk for developmental delays due to established biological or environmental factors. The Aspire Early Intervention program provides family-centered, home-based services to facilitate the developmental progress of children.
EI staff work in partnership with parents and other caregivers throughout the process of assessment, development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and planning for ongoing services. Early Intervention services are provided in the child’s natural environment, which could be at home, in a child-care program or other community setting.
Early Intervention is funded by: the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, third-party insurance, United Way of Mass Bay/Merrimack Valley, the City of Salem Department of Planning and Community Development, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and Aspire fundraising.