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   "Screening for developmental delays is critical for the future success of a child. Early intervention is key and leads to better long-term outcomes." - Dr. Conner

Dr. Jeanmarie Conner
Premier Pediatrics

Dr. Jeanmarie Connor grew up in Jupiter, Florida and attended The Benjamin School from preschool through her senior year in high school. She earned her undergraduate degree at Duke University and her medical degree at the University of Florida. She also completed her pediatric residency training and chief residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. Dr. Connor is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Connor is thrilled to be caring for children in her hometown of Jupiter, Florida. Her husband, Dr. Mike Connor, is an oculoplastic surgeon in West Palm Beach and they have four young children.

Outside of work, Dr. Connor enjoys volunteering, running and spending time with her family and friends. She is a big fan of Duke basketball and Gator football! Dr. Connor is also the co-founder(with her husband) of Scarology, the Ultimate Scar Treatment System.

Dr. Irma E. Romero of Kid’s Place Pediatrics

Because of her expertise and life experiences, Dr. Romero has emerged as a leader in children’s care.  She has given conferences and classes to the public in various states and countries; always with the goal of improving children's health and protecting children’s rights.

  • Dr. Irma E. Romero is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She earned her medical degree from UMDNJ (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). She completed her pediatric training at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in California.
  • Having had 15 years of experience and after working in different areas of pediatric care (Hospitalist, Urgent Care, Private and non-profit organizations), she has acquired plenty of experience treating children. This includes acute and chronic conditions.                           

   "I am happy to help promote the Help Me Grow program- as it can help parents identify concerns and improve outcomes for children." - Dr. Romero   


Phone Number 772-336-2818

Education Doctor of Medicine,
State University of New York at Stony
Brook (SUNY) Stony Brook, NY


Bachelor's degree in biomedical science, City College of New York Area of Interest Pediatric Cardiology
Residency Long Island Jewish Northshore/Schneider Children's Hospital
Board Certifications Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics Languages Spoken English
Biography: Dr. Sonenblum and his wife have four children.

"When you treat a child, you treat his whole family; and when you treat that child, you treat his mind, not just his body." -Dr. Sonenblum

View the  December newsletter from the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties, Inc., prepared for parents, providers and the community.

211 Help Me Grow Palm Beach /Treasure Coast

was launched April of 2015 and is part of a national program that is designed to identify children at-risk for developmental, behavioral, or social challenges.  This program is designed to support questions and concerns of families, while providing access to resources and supports.  HMG connects families with free or low-cost community programs for health and developmental services. 



HMG Me Grow offers:

  • Information, Resources, Materials
  • Referrals with advocacy and follow-up
  • Screenings for health and development
  • Enrollment in community programs
  • Networking opportunities for families, service providers and community partners

Parents and caregivers of young children (0 – 8 years) who live in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie or Indian River Counties are eligible to participate in the Help Me Grow program.  There is no charge to participate in the 211 Help Me Grow program.  Many of our partners have free, low-fee, or sliding scale services, so there may be a fee associated with those programs. 

If you wish to speak with a Help Me Grow Specialist to access services or to find out more about the Help Me Grow program, call 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Frequently Asked Questions

I think my child might have developmental or learning delays. How do I get started with Help Me Grow?

To help a child you know obtain Help Me Grow’s resources, just call 2-1-1 and tell the specialist you are interested in the program. We will ask you a series of questions to help understand the needs of your family to find you the best-matched services to support your child’s health and well-being. All your answers remain confidential.

Who is eligible for Help Me Grow?

Parents and caregivers of young children (0 – 8 years) who live in Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie or Indian River Counties are eligible to participate in the Help Me Grow program through 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.

How much does this program cost?

All of the screenings, information, resources, and other tools we share through Help Me Grow are absolutely free. However, many partners have free, low-cost or sliding scale programs. Some of the programs to which 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast refers clients might be of cost.


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Florida is an Affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network


If you are a parent and would like more information about Help Me Grow or would like to have screening for your child, please email


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