EPU’s mission is to strengthen and empower children and families facing extraordinary medical, developmental, and parenting challenges.
OUR VISION: Our vision is that children grow up in families in which their individual needs are met; their parents have confidence in themselves and their ability to meet the needs of all family members and have a sense of comfort with their personal situations that brings forth an internal sense of empowerment.
The Assessment Center For Children: The Assessment Center for Children at Exceptional Parents Unlimited assesses children whose parents have concerns about their child’s learning, development, and/or behavior. The center is staffed by medical, mental health, and other professionals from several different agencies.
In addition to EPU, other participating agencies include:
- Central Valley Regional Center
- Fresno Unified School District
- Fresno County Employment and Temporary Assistance
- Fresno County Department of Children and Family Services
- Prior to being seen at the Assessment Center for Children, parents/caregivers are asked to complete several forms in order to obtain information about their child.
- Assessment services provided by these agencies are done at no charge.
The Play and Grow program: The Play and Grow Program at EPU provides play groups for families who are currently participating in any of EPU’s programs.
Learning About Parenting Workshops: Life Skills – promotes education for healthier living for parents Nurturing Parenting – Skill building activities Substance Abuse & Education – support for parents recovering from substance abuse Smoking Cessation Course – 8-week course for families.
The Infant Family Program: The Infant Family Program at EPU provides support to families and assistance to infants born with disabilities or conditions that are known to impact development. Services are based on the unique needs of each child and family and are guided by an Individual Family Service Plan .
The Infant Family Program at EPU provides a wide range of services: Home visits, Parent to parent support groups, Parenting classes, Hospital to home support, Transition assistance when your child reaches age three, Play and Grow groups for infants and children that focus on language and socialization: Community based services in the family’s natural environment including child care setting, Developmental assessments, Speech and language assessments Feeding groups and evaluations, Sensory integration, evaluation, and intervention Motor skill evaluation and therapy, and Transportation to and from EPU if needed.