Eliot Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention Program Eliot Community Human Services

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Contact Information

Eliot Community Human Services
Contact: Rhonda Gurley, Program Director
Email Address: rgurley@eliotchs.org
Phone: 339-227-1020
Fax: 617-623-0619

366 Somerville Ave Somerville, MA 02143
Area Served: Greater Boston

Map Location Eliot Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention Program

Narrative

Early Intervention in Massachusettes is overseen by the Department of Public Health.  We serve children from birth to three years of age.  Children and families are eligible for Early Intervention services by having an identified diagnosis, developmental delays and/or are at risk for delays due to environmental concerns.

The Eliot Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention program serves families in the Cambridge and Somerville communities.  We provide a developmentally appropriate, family-focused approach to services.  Our services are provided at our Somerville site, in the child's home, childcare settings and in other community settings.  Our services include: developmental evaluations, home visiting services, consultation to childcare settings, on sight toddler only groups and parent/child groups.  

Our staff is comprised of Developmental Specialists, Social Workers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Nurses, Music/Art Therapists, Mental Health Counselors and Psychologists.  We work in a very culturally diverse community and to best serve these families our staff is composed of specialists and therapists who speak many different languages.

The Eliot Cambridge/Somerville Early Intervention Program uses a consultation model and works within the families natural environment. We use the materials already found in the home, childcare setting or community to develop strategies.  When goals are identified by the family we provide strategies that are embedded in the families everday routine providing families ample opportunities to practice these strategies and support thier child's ability to meet the next developmental milestones.  

Service Types

  • Early Intervention
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Skills Training
  • Speech Therapy

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Health
  • Aetna Health Insurance Company
  • Aetna Life Insurance Company
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue
  • Boston Medical Center Health Plan
  • CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts
  • CIGNA Healthcare of Massachusetts
  • ConnectiCare of Massachusetts
  • Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Fallon Health and Life Assurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company
  • Health New England
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization
  • Tufts Insurance Company
  • UniCare Life and Health Insurance Company
  • United HealthCare Insurance Company
  • United Healthcare of New England

Program Type

  • Education

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • DeafBlind
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Growth Disorders
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Heart Disorder
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • Farsi
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Free Transport
  • Latex Free Environment
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Services at School
  • Sign Language

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: Department of Public Health
  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: Department of Public Health