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Early support for disabled children

The offer of the interdisciplinary counselling and early detection teams as well as the early education centres is aimed at handicapped or disabled children in the age group from birth to school entry.

Diagnosis as early as possible and subsequent support should eliminate or mitigate the consequences of a disability and support the children in their natural development.

Who should I contact?

Further information can be obtained from the respective counselling and early detection team, the interdisciplinary early support centre, the early education centre or the districts and towns without districts, as well as the Hanover region as the local social assistance provider.

What are the fees?

The benefit is free of charge for the children.

What else should I know?

The Land of Lower Saxony provides grants for the creation and support of interdisciplinary early support centres within the limits of the available budget.
The State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family - Lüneburg Branch is responsible for granting this grant.

Further information, in particular with regard to the eligibility requirements, can be found on the website of the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Gesundheit

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Dr. Thomas Niehoff
Telephone: 05931 44-1196
D 196
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.