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Early Intervention Program

Children's Programs Newsletter, July 2022

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April 2022 

Program Goal
To support and promote the development of those infants and toddlers who have special needs related to developmental delays and to enhance the capacity of their families to meet their needs.

Children may receive Early Intervention Program (EI) services if they are age birth to three and meet eligibility criteria for developmental delay, or a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay (in one or more of the developmental areas of: physical; cognitive; communication; social-emotional or adaptive).

Anyone can refer a child under three years of age to the EI Program. EI services available to eligible children and their families may include:

  • Service Coordination
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Special Instruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work Services
  • Family Training or Counseling
  • Nursing Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Other Related Services

These services are typically provided in the child’s home or at another location (such as a child care site) where the child typically spends his or her time.

Contact the Early Intervention Program at (315) 386-2325.

12/5/16- Early Intervention Service Provider Posting

Additional Resources

Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs (pdf)

This resource directory is for the families of children and young adults who have a serious illness or long-lasting condition for which they need extra health care and support services.

Milestone Tracker App | CDC

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.