Early Intervention Program: Provides services for children from birth to two years of age who have a defined developmental disability. The program provides screening, evaluations and services and there is no out-of pocket cost to eligible participants.
The Intervention Services Division provides services for developmentally delayed and physically handicapped children from birth through age 5.
A downloadable PDF from the NYS Education Department
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the nationwide EIP. It is for infants and toddlers under three years of age who may not be making progress like other children because of a developmental delay or disability. A disability means that a child has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that may lead to developmental problems. These include, but are not limited to, autism, Down syndrome, motor disorders, or vision and hearing problems. A developmental delay means a child is behind in some area of development, such as growth, learning and thinking, or communicating.
EIP to 4410 Calculator: Many children who receive Early Intervention Program (EIP) services may also be eligible for special education programs and services as preschoolers. In this case, several key dates are defined in law and regulation relating to the action steps within the transition planning process from EIP to preschool special education programs and/or services. This calculator will assist in identifying those key dates for individual children by entering the child’s birth date.
New York State requires all Preschool students to register within their home District. In order to refer your child to Preschool Special Education, you must first register with the school district.
***Please note, Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21 A Parent's Guide is currently under revision and will be posted as soon as available. Links and phone numbers in this document may not be current. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions regarding the information in the currently posted document.