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The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Children’s Special Services

Helping our children grow to reach their maximum potential.

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What is Children’s Special Services (CSS)?
Without help early in life, children with special needs can fall behind their peers. Children’s Special Services oversees a variety of programs designed to identify and address needs early in life so that children can grow to reach their maximum potential.

 

CSS Programs:

Children 1st
Babies Can’t Wait
Children’s Medical Services
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (formerly Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention)

Savannah Perinatal Initiative

Referrals
To make a referral to any of the Children’s Special Services programs, you may call 912-644-5804 or stop by our offices located at 420 Mall Boulevard in Savannah, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anyone can refer children to our programs including physicians, teachers, counselors, parents, relatives, health department staff, health care workers, or community agencies, by filling out a Children’s 1st referral form.
Click here to download a referral form: C1 REFERRAL FORM- 2012

Click here for a Physician’s Guide to Chatham County’s Public Health Programs for Children:
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Georgia Sensory Assistance Project
The Georgia Sensory Assistance Project (GSAP) provides technical assistance to school personnel, service personnel, and families who have children and youth with deaf-blindness from birth through 21 years of age. Want to know more?
GSAP brochure
GSAP Deaf.Blindness Resources for Families

Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (GA PINES)
Georgia PINES’ mission is to support, educate and empower families of young children with sensory loss to positively impact their quality of life through collaborative efforts in natural environments.
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Joyce Thomas, Perinatal Health Educator, and Brittany Cooler, Armstrong State University, present information on Children’s Special Services programs at the Economic Opportunity Authority in Savannah.