Infants and toddlers who have suspected or confirmed developmental delays or disabilities may be eligible for the Early Intervention Program (EIP).
This program has two components, Child Find and Early Intervention.
The Child Find Program is a developmental monitoring program for infants and children who are “at risk” for developmental delays.
- 10 or More Days in Newborn Intensive Care Unit
- Apgar Less Than or Equal to 3 at 5 Minutes
- Birth Weight Less Than 1,501 Grams
- Chronic Otitis Media
- Lead Level of 20 mcg/dl or Higher
- Maternal Exposure to Drugs and/or Alcohol
- a Metabolic Disorder
- Muscle Tone Issues
- No Pre-Natal Care
- No Well-Child Care by 6 Months; Delay in Immunizations
- Premature Birth Less Than 33 Weeks
- Respiratory Distress (Apnea Monitor)
- Suspected Hearing and/or Vision Impairment (Failed Newborn Hearing Screen)
The Early Intervention Program provides developmental evaluation services to children with a suspected developmental delay and treatment services to eligible children and their families, in order to promote optimal development.
- Demonstration of Developmental Delay on Evaluation
- Qualifying Medical Diagnosis
- Children Under 3 Years of Age
- Assistance in Transition From EIP to Pre-School Programs
- Family Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy (Physical, Occupational, and/or Speech)
- Service Coordination
Referrals for Child Find & / or EIP From
- Any Interested Person/Agency
- Daycare Providers
How Do I Request Copies of My Child's Early Intervention Record?If you would like copies of your child's Early Intervention record, please contact us at 607-753-5028
Early Intervention records are maintained until a child reaches age 21.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
There is no direct cost to families.