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Early Intervention

The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention. In New York State, the Early Intervention Program is established in Article 25 of the Public Health Law and has been in effect since July 1, 1993.

To be eligible for services, children must be under 3 years of age and have a confirmed disability or established developmental delay, as defined by the State, in one or more of the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional, and/or adaptive. 

Services offered through EIP

Early Intervention Services

The Early Intervention Program offers a variety of therapeutic and support services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, including:

  • assistive technology devices and services

  • audiology

  • family education and counseling, home visits, and parent support groups

  • nursing services

  • nutrition services

  • occupational therapy

  • physical therapy

  • psychological services

  • service coordination

  • social work services

  • special instruction

  • speech pathology

  • vision services

How to Refer a Child to the Early Intervention Program

municipal Early Intervention Official (EIO) designated by the chief elected official of the municipality/county administers the Early Intervention Program locally. Contact your EIO for information about your local program or to refer a child. For information about the statewide program, contact the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention at (518) 473-7016 or e-mail beipub@health.ny.gov.

 

About the program:

- Early Intervention Program can be determined only by approved evaluators under an agreement with the department.

- If a child is found eligible for the Early Intervention Program, all needed early intervention services must be identified by the

   IFSP team, including the parent and the Early Intervention Official.

- The Early Intervention Official is required for a qualified Early Intervention provider to furnish early intervention services to

    the child.

- Early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is

   responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations.

 

For more information on the Early Intervention Program, please visit:  https://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/

For Referrals:

Westchester County

Phone: (914) 813-5094

 

Link to referral form:

https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-5775.pdf

Our Services

1

Multidisciplinary Evaluations

We conduct multidisciplinary  evaluations in over 240 languages. Evaluations are conducted based on the needs and concerns of parents and their children. 

 

Services may include one or more of the following:  

- Developmental Assessment

-Physical Assessment

- Communication Assessment

2

Case Management/ OSC

Our case managers (ongoing service coordinators) are trained and versed in management of cases once eligibility is determined through completed MDEs. Our case workers follow your child's case until the completion of the program is determined.

3

Services

We currently have trained providers able to provide ongoing care to your child once services are approved through the EIP. These services include:

- Speech Therapy

- Supplemental evaluations

- Special Instruction

We are excited to add several more providers to our program. 

Coming soon:

-Physical Therapy

-Occupational Therapy 

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