Early Intervention Programs

Please Note: These resources are provided solely for your consideration. The Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles makes no endorsement of any agency or their services.


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Ability First
Brenda Starkins
1300 E. Green St
Pasadera, CA 91106
Tel: 626-639-1744
Services Provided: Early intervention


Advanced Infant Development Program
Jeanie Coleman & Michelle
2232 D. St. Unit 203
La Verne, CA 91750
Tel: 909-593-3935
Services Provided: Infant Development / Early Intervention.


Baby Step/Community Therapies
Suzie Stenseth
540 W. Lancaster Bl. Suite 106
Lancaster, CA 93534
Tel: 661-940-5556
Services Provided: Early intervention, speech therapy, and occupation therapy


Baby Step/Community Therapies
1543 E. Palmdale Suite D
Palmdale, CA 93550
Tel: 661-272-5957
Services Provided: Early intervention, speech therapy, and occupation therapy,


Baby Step/Community Therapies
Dr. Elaine Fogel-Schnider
27616 Newhall Ranch Rd. Suite 25
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Tel: 661-294-7900
Services Provided: Early intervention, speech therapy, and occupation therapy


Baby Steps #3
2010 E. Avenue Q, Suite E
Palmdale, CA 93550
Services Provided: Early Start Program for infants and toddlers from birth to three years of age with special needs and their families.
Center or home-based speech, physical & occupational therapy, care giving training, transition/inclusion opportunities, feeding/swallowing therapy, sensory/motor therapy, nutrition, counseling, touch communication, family support group, behavior management, and bilingual staff.


Center of Developing Kids
Laura Hogan-Reyes & Sue Troutman
200 E. Del Mar Bl Suite 112
Pasadena, CA 91105
Tel: 626-564-2700
Services Provided: They provide occupational, physical and speech therapy. They also have several social-skills, handwriting and other group format services as well as a summer camp.


Child's Play Phases
Anne M. Murray, MPS
404 Newport Ave
Long Beach, CA 90814
Tel: 562-439-5222
Services Provided: They provide Infant Development, In Home Service, Center-Based Early Intervention, and Pre-school. Their center base program is a fully included, 1:2 ratio, both typical and special needs children. Staff is bachelors and masters level child development specialists, trained in oral motor development speech and sensory issues; ages 18 month-3 years for center ages birth to 3 years for in-home.


CHIME Institute Infant/Toddler Program
Jodie Agnew-Navarro
22280 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Tel: 818-677-3866
Services Provided: Center-based and home-based early intervention, preparation for preschool, parent education and assessment clinic. English and Spanish speaking staff available.


Exceptional Children's Foundation
Shirley Bianca
8740 W. Washington Bl.
Culver City, CA 90232
Tel: 310-204-3300
Services Provided: Children's program (0-3). Need Regional center referral.


Exceptional Children's Foundation - Infant Development Program
Laurie Sirazlian
14445 Terra Bella St
Panorama City, CA 91402
Tel: 818-891-6055


Exceptional Children's Foundation - Early Start
Lori Sivazlian, Program Manager
14061 Terra Bella St.
Arleta, CA 91331-5940
Tel: 818-830-6411
Services Provided: Funded by the Regional Centers for children 0-3, Spanish and English speaking. Medical accepted. Early Intervention center-based, home visit, speech, OT and PT, Social Worker (Counseling and parent group).


Exceptional Children's Foundation
Edith Fernandez
2225 W. Adams Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Tel: 323-735-1424
Center base services on site as well as Mommy and Me classes for children with special needs. Home visit services as well in the home setting.


Family Infant Program
Linda Anderson
540 W. Maple St.
Ontario, CA 91762
Tel: 909-983-1222
Services Provided: Home-based early intervention; toddler class at 24 month; parent support group.
Check availability, free.


Hillside Children's Center (ARC-Long Beach)
4519 E. Stearns St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
Tel: 562-597-4396
Early Intervention - In home 0-3 years
Center-based 18 months to 3 years
We now provide services for children with special needs and children without special needs.
We are a half-DAY program 8:30 am to 12:30 pm


Infant Family Services Program
Mary Holland, Director
5855 Naples Plaza Suite 103
Long Beach, CA 90803
Tel: 562-438-8999
Services Provided: In-home early intervention for children 0-3 years of age. Vendored through Regional Center. We serve six Regional Centers throughout Los Angeles, Orange and Inland Counties. Infant massage instruction is fee based.


Intercare Therapy
Naomi Heller
6380 Wilshire Bl, suite 1006
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: 323-866-1880
Services Provided: Behavior intervention, floor time, social skills group, speech therapy, Intercare therapy provides services to pediatrics. We are vendored through school districts and the Regional Center. Accept Medical.


The Jeffrey Foundation
5443 W. Washington Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Tel: 323-965-7596
323-965-5430
Services Provided: Infant Intervention Program (0-3)
Developed to meet the increasing need for childcare programs that work with infants who have special needs or are "at risk" of having developmental problems. Our Infant Intervention Program provides professional speech and occupational therapy in conjunction with experienced teachers to create individualized skill enhancement in a natural environment.


KIDS
Wanda Murphy
Calabasas, CA 91302
Tel: 818-631-6694 or 818-366-0512
Services Provided: Child Development Specialist


Life Steps Foundations
Corporate Office
5839 Green Valley Circle, Suite 204
Culver City, Ca 90230
Tel: 310-410-8190
Since 1983, Life Steps has been a leader in providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or are at risk for delays.
In home services: Los Angeles County, Antelope Valley, East Los Angeles, San Gabriel. Center based projects: Whittier and Palmdale.


McRory Pediatric Services
Early Intervention Services Department
17609 Ventura Boulevard Ste 215
Encino, CA 91316
phone: 818.788.1619
Services offered: We have an intensive early intervention program for children 12 to 36 months with global delays including Down Syndrome. Our program runs Monday - Friday for 3 hour sessions, 9-12 or 1:30 - 4:30. We offer a 1:1 ratio with a maximum of 6 students in the class. We offer a parent education/support group twice per month run by our own staff Marriage and Family Therapist, a home visit to assist with generalization of skills learned in class and teach parents the strategies we utilize to facilitate independence and learning and require the parents to be an active participant in our class 1 time per month to show them what we are working on with their child.


Temple Judea
Natalie Smalen
5429 Lindley Ave
Tarzana, CA 91356
Tel: 818-758-3800
Services Provided: The Early Childhood Center offers numerous opportunities and resources for families and children with Special Needs.


UCLA Intervention Program
Dane Fitzmorris
1000 Veteran Ave, Room 23-10
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: 310-825-4821
Services Provided: This is a center-based early intervention program providing educational, diagnostic and therapeutic services to infants and toddlers with developmental risks and disabilities.


IN-HOME INFANT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OFFICES

Los Angeles County
13203 Hadley St., Ste 204
Whittier, Ca 90601
Tel: 562-699-4991


Antelope Valley/ San Fernando Valley
1334 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite 1
Palmdale, Ca 93550
Tel: 661-266-0756
Services Provided: Since 1983, Life Steps has been a leader in providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or are at risk for delays. Regional Center authorization required


Pasadena Child Development Associates
Dr. Diane Cullinane
620 N. Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-793-7330
Services Provided: Social skills, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy, feeding therapy, music therapy, floor time therapy, early intervention, and developmental assessments.


Pediatric Therapy Network
Christine Hurtubise
1815 W. 213th St. Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90501
Tel: 310-328-0276
Services Provided: They provide early intervention classes, occupational, physical and speech therapy, social skills groups, and summer day camp.


Temple Judea
Natalie Smalen
5429 Lindley Ave
Tarzana, CA 91356
Tel: 818-758-3800
Services Provided: The Early Childhood Center offers numerous opportunities and resources for families and children with Special Needs.


Volunteers of America
Administrative Office
Maud Booth Family Center
11243 Kittridge Street
North Hollywood,CA 91606
Tel: 818-980-2287
Services Provided: The Early Head Start Program provides comprehensive child development, parenting, prenatal education, early intervention and family support services for pregnant women and children from birth to three years of age. Call for locations.


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