The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program (800) 522-5006 to receive EIP services. EIP is funded by NYS and county governments. All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health insurance may be used for approved services. A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by stateapproved evaluated under contract, and all services must be authorized by the county.
The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality.
When early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations.