Just as no two children are the same, developmental delays often manifest in various ways; a delay may be identified at birth by a genetic or chromosomal disability (such as Down Syndrome); an unexpected delay may appear as the child grows and milestones fall short; or an unfortunate traumatic event, such as an accident or prenatal drug exposure, may result in a temporary or permanent delay.
More often than ever, with the opioid crisis we are serving babies that have been drug impacted at birth and children who have been subjected to horrible traumatic abuse and removed from their home.
Regardless of the delay, our team of specialists customize a plan, as each child is unique and faces their own set of challenges.
Families are frequently responsible for co-pays, deductibles and the cost of services. To help with all these unrecovered costs, the CARES Fund was established and supports uncompensated care and wraparound services so that each child and family may receive the services need to develop to their full potential regardless of ability to pay. CARES encompasses wraparound services such as financial aid, Infant Mental Health Services, community-based field trips and play groups.
The BOOST program offers specialized early intervention care to any infant or toddler in foster care. BOOST supports the child’s difficult transition out of traumatic abuse and into safety and is the only program of its kind serving the Puget Sound region. Our BOOST program does not require children to have a developmental delay, however is there to help support both the child and foster parent in the difficult transition out of traumatic abuse and into safety. Immediately, the Infant Mental Health Specialist begins consistent home visits; working directly with the child and empowering the caregivers with holistic interventions.