The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a state-wide program that provides professional services to infants and toddlers under 3 years old with developmental delays or disabilities. This public program helps parents, who are concerned about their children’s development, obtain evaluations and when appropriate, to find home or community-based services to meet their children’s special needs.
Early Intervention Services involves a multidisciplinary team of professionals who assess the child’s needs. If eligible, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed, outlining the child’s developmental needs and services, and provide the necessary interventions.
The EIP is funded and regulated by the NYS Department of Health and, in NYC, by the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). Early Intervention Services, as designated in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and authorized by NYC DOHMH, are provided at NO COST to you. Health care coverage is not required. When child’s health insurance is available, it may be used by the Department to cover some of the costs.