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 Program is 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.
Our Staff includes:
- Credentialed Special Education Teachers
- Occupational and Physical Therapists
- Speech Therapists: Oral Motor/Feeding Specialty
- A Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Assistants and Aides with an ECE (Early Childhood Education) background
Any child from birth to 3 years of age may be eligible for Early Start
services through an assessment and intake process. You may initiate this process by calling
1-800-515-BABY for an agency near you, or go to www.dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart on the internet.
If you have concerns about the development of your infant or toddler you may also
contact your health care provider, local school district, regional center, or family
AIM staff work as an interdisciplinary team in a play-based environment. It is a
proven fact that all children learn from play and exploration. Our curriculum includes
language development, cognitive development, decision making, emotional growth,
self help skills, social interaction, sensory-motor learning, and neuromuscular development.
This is all provided in a child friendly, play-based atmosphere, where each child
is considered an individual with his or her own strengths and areas of focus.
AIM is funded by the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS) through the
Regional Center system. The State sets our rate and provides rules
and regulations that we follow. The Early Intervention Services we provide are mandated
by federal law, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and, in California,
by the Lanterman Act. Both of these laws entitle your child and you to certain services
paid for by your tax dollar.
AIM is a nonprofit corporation. Donations and Fund Raising activities are extremely important to enhance the services we provide.
The State set rate we receive does not begin to cover the quality or standards of
service to which AIM adheres, therefore we rely heavily on private donations. Donations
can be made directly to us by mail, by payroll deductions through United Way, or
on line via paypal.
We hope you find our web page informative and welcome your comments and questions.
Please visit us in person (call for an appointment), write, email, or
telephone us at: (408) 559-1400.
4115 Jacksol Drive
San Jose, CA. 95124
Janie Huggins: email@example.com
Web Site Help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Social Services License # 430710072
NonProfit Corp. I.D. # 501(c)(3) 77-0289460