The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services: New York City - 311 Westchester County - 914-813-5094 All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health Insurance may be used for approved services. A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract and all services must be authorized by the county. If a child is found eligible for the EIP, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality. When 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. TheraCare is approved by New York State and has a contract with New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties to provide early intervention services.

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Helpful Links

  • http://www.autism.com
    The Autism Research Institute’s Center for the Study of Autism. Provides information as well as helpful links for both parents and professionals.
  • http://www.autism-society.org
    Autism Society of America
    Phone: 1-800-3AUTISM
  • http://www.fromcausetocure.com
    Visit the From Cause to Cure Website specializing in health-related information

  • http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
    University of Wisconsin providing information and resources about young children with disabilities.
  • http://www.nichcy.org
    Assisting parents of children with disabilities obtain services.
  • http://www.downsyn.com
    For parents of children with Down Syndrome.
  • http://www.naeyc.org
    National Association for the Education of Young Children. Useful information regarding policies and legislative changes and information on developmentally appropriate practice.
  • http://www.zerotothree.org
    National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families. Dedicated to the healthy development of infants and toddlers.
  • http://www.ed.gov
    US Department of Education providing information on IDEA and links to special education services.
  • http://www.nyc.gov/health/earlyint
    Parents and Caregivers: Get text messages that will support you while your child is in the Early Intervention Program. Sign-up for Text 2 Families today! Go to nyc.gov/health/earlyint or text “EI” to 877877.