AIM is an Early Intervention Program for babies and toddlers who are experiencing developmental delays. These children are referred via the San Andreas Regional Center. AIM has been providing services to infants and their families since 1974. We currently have 18 staff and provide service to 100/120 families per year. Over the past 30 years we have grown enormously, not only in size but also in program and staff development, expertise and disciplines, and technological capabilities. We have also enjoyed a great improvement of our physical environment through a Capital Campaign and many donations. The AIM Programs are based on the premise that children can achieve a higher level of competency through parent participation, parent education and an individual curriculum based on typical child growth and development.
About the AIM Home Program
Early Intervention services are provided in the home to children who are under 18 months of age or are too medically fragile to be around other children. Services are usually provided once or twice a week, or once or twice a month, depending on the individual needs of the child and family. After being referred to the AIM program, your child’s teacher will contact you to set up the first visit. Home visits generally last about an hour.
Morning Group Program
The AIM group program provides children and their families with an opportunity to participate in a structured, play-based program where they are able to socialize with same age peers and interact with other families. The program runs from 10:00am to 1:00pm two to five days a week. During this time, children follow a schedule that includes gross motor play, sensory/ exploration, snack time, circle/singing time, language play, fine motor activities, outdoor play, and lunch.
Afternoon Group Program
The afternoon program is designed for children up to 36 months of age, who need assistance in developing communication abilities and social skills. We work as a multidisciplinary team that consists of Early Interventionists (teachers), Speech- Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and Social Worker. This program meets on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm.