NHDHHS – Family Centered Early Supports and Services

In NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services (FCESS) are delivered by contractual agreements between Bureau of Developmental Services and designated non-profit and specialized service agencies (Area Agencies)  located throughout the state. Anyone who is concerned about an infant or toddler’s development, including a parent, may make a referral to FCESS. The program is designed for children birth through age two who have a diagnosed, established condition that has a high probability of resulting in delay, are experiencing developmental delays, or are at risk for substantial developmental delays if supports and services are not provided.


NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services Program Directory 2020

Parent Information Center

The Mission of the Parent Information Center is to guide and encourage families in supporting the unique learning potential of their children, including children with disabilities. The Parent Information Center (PIC) and its various grant programs address a  variety of key issues in order to help parents support their children’s success in school and in life. The staff of the Parent Information Center on Special Education believes that when all IEP Team members have information about their roles, rights and  responsibilities, they are able to work together more effectively.  PIC on Special Education serves families of children of all ages (birth to age 26)  and all disabilities (physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional).   Provides a variety of services including: telephone assistance, one to one fee-for-service assistance, workshops, training series, publications, and other resources.

Community Crossroads

Community Crossroads, a private not-for-profit agency, provides services and support to people who have developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. Towns served are: Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Newton, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown, and Windham.