Signal Centers announced developmental screenings, parent trainings, and early intervention services will no longer be funded through United Way of Bradley County as of December 31, 2015. For over thirty years, Signal Centers worked with children with a variety of special needs, helping families find the services needed to maximize brain development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers during the critical early years when most of the brain’s architecture is underway.
During 2015, Monica Stone, Director of Cleveland Children’s Services, provided the following initiatives through funding from United Way of Bradley County:
70 children received free developmental screenings in order to identify children ages five and under, who might not be meeting milestones. When a child was determined to be at-risk, Signal Centers met with the parents and caregivers to make referrals for additional services and then followed up to be sure families were able to find the help needed.
71 unduplicated parents/caregivers were offered individual coaching.
481 individuals were served through community events.
22 trainings were conducted for caregivers and child care providers.
“Signal Centers was able to provide much-needed services,” said agency CEO Donna McConnico. “It was our privilege to be a partner with families in providing the earliest interventions in order to achieve a life-long impact on the success and happiness of hundreds of children.”