The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments 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 to receive EIP services:
|New York City
Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish. If your child is found to
be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, county staff, and other team members
will make a plan to help your child – and your family.
Early intervention services in your plan and authorized by the county are provided at no cost to you. The county will
arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family.
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 early intervention services only. The EIP does not pay for day
care or other fees charged by community settings.
Los Niños Services is approved by New York State and has contracts with New York City and Westchester County to
provide early intervention services.