Care Management & Service Coordination in Northwestern PA

 

 

 

In the 1960s the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center created the Base Service Unit for individuals with intellectual disabilities and Early Intervention Service Coordination for children with developmental delays.  Around the same time, Hamot Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital developed Base Service Units for persons with mental illness.

Early in 2006 Charles Barber, the Director of Human Services for Erie County, proposed to the Erie County Executive and Erie County Council the creation of a new corporation that would promote a conflict free care management system.  On June 11, 2006 Erie County council enacted an ordinance calling for the establishment of a private not-for-profit corporation to be named Erie County Care Management, Incorporated (ECCM).

 The primary focus of the Corporation is to promote the integration of community services into a seamless system of care for any child or adult in need of services.  Funding comes from the federal, state, and county governments.

 

 

 

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Professional and Parent-Implemented Early Intervention Strategies

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How Early Intervention Services Help Children With Developmental Delays

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