Important Information - NYS Early Intervention Program
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for infants and toddlers under three years of age with special needs.
-Children with diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays (such as Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Autism, etc) are eligible for the (EIP.) Children with no diagnosis, who experience delays in development may also be eligible for the EIP. If you are a parent and have concerns regarding your child development, you may refer your child to the local Early Intervention Program (EIP) where your child resides. All children must be referred to the municipality to access Early Intervention Program Services. If you reside in New York City, Please call 311, in Nassau County call 516-227-8661, in Suffolk County call 631-853-3100 & in Westchester County call 914-813-5094. Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish. Eligibility for the Early Intervention Program can be determined only by State-approved evaluators under contract with the municipality.
Bright Future for the Children is a New York State approved provider as an (EI) Evaluation Site, Provider of (EI) services and is OMIG Compliant.
If your child is found to be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, county’s staff representative, and other team members will make a plan to help your child – and your family. Early Intervention services in your IFSP authorized by your county are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Your county will arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family. If your child has health insurance, your child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the costs. All other costs for EIP services are paid for by your county and New York State. Early Intervention services are provided where it’s best for the child – in places such as your home, day care, or other community settings. The EIP covers the cost of the Early Intervention services only. The EIP does not pay for day care or other fees charged by community settings.