Children's Services

The Arc of Essex County’s Department of Children and Family Services supports children ages birth through 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), as well as their families, with a comprehensive system of programs designed to foster cognitive and physical development, teach and enhance communication and social skills, and support primary caregivers as they work to provide and advocate for their child, sibling, relative, or friend. These services are achieved through:

  • Early Intervention
  • Education
  • Respite Services
  • Home Assistance Program
  • Recreation and Weekend Services
  • Transition Resource Services

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View the Children's Service Brochure.

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View the Stepping Stones School Brochure.

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View the Camp Hope Brochure.