Infant & Parent Program
It’s not easy for parents to admit that their child may not be developing like other children. But when parents have developmental concerns, one of the best things they can do is contact CDR’s Infant & Parent Program (IPP). IPP works with children from birth to age three who have developmental delays or disabilities. It helps the children reach their full potential and gives their families the resources they need to support their child’s development. The program is based on the premise that the earlier the intervention, the brighter the future for the child and for the family as a whole.
Early intervention services take place primarily in the family’s home, since that is where very young children do most of their developing. Developmental screenings and assessments are provided at no cost to the family. Specialized services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy are billed to insurance and no family is denied services due to inability to pay. CDR specialists work with the child, but—just as importantly—they also give the parents the practical and emotional support they need. These services are made possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C, for children who live in Williamsburg, James City County, York County, and Poquoson and through CDR’s Fund for Children, as well as through funding sources from Colonial Behavioral Health, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, and Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.
IPP serves approximately 400 children per year.
To make a referral, please call 757-566-TOTS. For more information about early intervention supports and services, please visit infantva.org.
A Night of Respite
CDR Partners with One Child Center for Autism to Host Kids’ Night
If you are the parent or caregiver of a child who has special needs, you know it is difficult to find time for an evening out, or to regroup and take care of yourself. Kids’ Night is a fun night of opportunities and activities and is held monthly at Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex (WISC). It is designed to give parents and caregivers of children with special needs (and their siblings) a few evening hours of qualified childcare while providing a fun environment for the children.
Staffed by special education professionals and many volunteers, Kids’ Night is available to children from 1 to 16. For details, go to onechildcenterforautism.org.