NY State Early Intervention Program

Aug 3, 2023


Welcome to the NY State Early Intervention Program, a crucial resource dedicated to supporting infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Our program aims to identify and provide early intervention services to promote optimal growth and development during a child's critical early years.

Benefits of Early Intervention

Early intervention plays a vital role in minimizing the impact of developmental delays and disabilities. By addressing these challenges early on, children are given the best chance to reach their full potential. Our program offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Early Identification: Identifying developmental concerns at an early stage allows for prompt intervention and supports.
  • Individualized Services: We design personalized plans to meet the unique needs of each child and family.
  • Enhanced Development: Early intervention can significantly improve a child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.
  • Smoother Transition: Our program helps smooth the transition to preschool or school life by providing necessary support and resources.
  • Family Involvement: We recognize the importance of family involvement and offer support to parents and caregivers to enhance their child's progress.

Eligibility Criteria

The NY State Early Intervention Program serves children from birth until their third birthday who meet certain eligibility criteria. These criteria include:

  1. Developmental Delay: Children who show significant delays in any area of development, such as communication, motor skills, cognition, or social-emotional skills.
  2. Established Conditions: Children diagnosed with conditions known to cause developmental delays, such as Down syndrome or autism spectrum disorder.
  3. Atypical Development: Infants or toddlers who demonstrate atypical development that may lead to delays if not addressed promptly.

Accessing Services

Accessing the NY State Early Intervention Program is a straightforward process. If you have concerns about your child's development, follow these steps:

  1. Evaluation: Contact your municipality's Early Intervention program or our central office to request an evaluation of your child's development.
  2. Initial Meeting: Upon evaluation confirmation, you will meet with a service coordinator who will explain the services available and guide you through the process.
  3. Development of Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP): The IFSP is developed collaboratively, involving you, professionals, and service providers, to outline specific goals and intervention strategies for your child.
  4. Service Coordination: A service coordinator will be assigned to ensure all necessary early intervention services are provided and coordinate with various professionals involved.
  5. Implementation of Services: Services and supports outlined in the IFSP will be implemented, taking into account the unique needs of your child and family.

Finding Early Intervention Services Near You

The NY State Early Intervention Program operates through a network of providers and service coordinators located throughout the state. To find early intervention services near you:

  1. Contact Information: Visit our official website at www.earlyinterventionny.org for contact information of early intervention offices in your area.
  2. Local Resources: Reach out to local pediatricians, healthcare professionals, or community organizations who can provide information on services available in your region.
  3. Municipal Offices: Contact your local municipality's Early Intervention program to inquire about early intervention services and access points.


The NY State Early Intervention Program is committed to ensuring the well-being and development of infants and toddlers with special needs. By providing early intervention services, we offer a solid foundation for children to thrive and reach their full potential. If you have concerns about your child's development, don't hesitate to reach out and access the support and guidance available through our program.

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Great resource for child development.
Nov 10, 2023