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Special Needs

The services provided by the Specialized Pediatric Centers fall within the Department of Health's Family Centered Care Services (FCCS) program.

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Specialized Pediatric Centers

Specialized Pediatric Services Program (SPSP)

Program Description

The SPSP Program consists of 9 Child Evaluation Centers (CECs), 5 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Centers, 5 Cleft Lip/Palate Craniofacial Centers (CLCPs) and 3 Pediatric Tertiary Care Centers (PTCs). These Centers serve as  significant resources of pediatric specialty and sub-specialty care in the state of New Jersey and are widely used by Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).  


The Goal of the SPSP is to provide comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent pediatric specialty and sub-specialty services to families with CYSHCN that are 21 years old or younger.

State Administrative Contact

Linda Barron, RN, MSN
Public Health Consultant I, Nursing
Division of Family Health Services
Special Child and Early Intervention Services-FCCS
P.O Box 364
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0364
Phone: (609)-777-7778

Last Reviewed: 3/22/2017