“FOR ALL WHO ARE TOUCHED BY A DISABILITY”
What Kinds of Services Are Available?
Children referred to the Early Intervention Program receive a comprehensive developmental evaluation. Every family is assigned a service coordinator who works with them to select an appropriate evaluator. After the evaluation an Individual Family Service Plan is developed to address the specific needs of each child and family that qualifies for services.
Services may include:
• Special Instruction
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Psychological Services
• Family Training
• Assistive Technology
• Respite Services
Who Will Pay For the Services?
• Initial evaluation services are provided at no cost to the family.
• Additional services are provided for eligible children at no cost to the family.
How Are Children Referred to the Program?
Infants and toddlers through age two can be referred by their doctors, child care agencies, and other social services workers or community-based agencies.
Call 311 in NYC for more information.
Note: For information about early intervention services elsewhere in New York State, call the Growing Up Healthy 24-Hour Hotline