Our goal, at Ascend, is to enrich the lives of the children we serve, and with our Home-Based Early Intervention Services, we can start the enrichment at a very young age. For Early Intervention, Ascend serves children from ages 0 – 3 years old, who are referred by the Regional Center of the East Bay. We partner with them to provide a variety of therapist based on the IFSP ( Individualized Family Service Plan) e.g. Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy and Specialized Instructions to over 500 children in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties. We have experienced, passionate, and talented IDS’ (Infant Development Specialists), Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists who see children throughout California.
In a session, an Occupational Therapist (OT) can be working on fine motor and self- help facilitation while a Speech Therapist (SLP) can be working on communication and cognitive developments and an Infant Development Specialist (IDS) can be working on social emotional development, motor skills, parent training and behavioral modifications. All practices work on the child’s development and the collaborative nature ensures generalization across all areas of development.
What We Offer
We provide services in the child’s natural environment using play-based interventions along with facilitating global developmental milestones. At our multidisciplinary clinic, we provide parent training nights 2x/month each year to empower families with knowledge, new ideas, peer interactions and parent support to build a more collaborative and supportive community. This aligns with our mission of impacting the community and changing the lives of the children we serve, one child at a time and one family at a time.
How To Get Early Intervention Services
At Ascend, all the children who receive Early Intervention services are referred through the Regional Center, and in order to receive services one would have to go through them first. Currently, we do not offer Private Pay services.
You can also follow the steps below for additional help:
- Call the Regional Center of the East Bay and speak to the eligibility team. (510) 618-6100
- Go through their enrollment process
- Once qualified, Regional Center sends the authorization to vendors with openings, and if we have openings, your authorization will be sent to our Early Intervention Program Manager.
- After we have received all necessary documentation, your child will be set up with their qualified program and begin services.
For more information about services, please call our Early Intervention Program Manager Sheryl Perry at (510) 362-0830.