Los Niños Services provides services through the following programs:
- The Early Intervention Program (children ages birth-3)
- Preschool Special Education (children ages 3 – 4)
- Applied Behavior Analysis (birth – 5)
- Parent-Child Group Program (birth – 3)
- and privately (birth – 5).
Please click on the above links for more information on these programs and services. Professionals serving children are all licensed or certified in their specialty: special education, speech pathology, psychology, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, vision specialists.
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for infants and toddlers 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 have delays in development may be eligible for the EIP if their delays are serious enough.
If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can call your county’s Early Intervention Program to refer your child (Please see your county’s number listed below). 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 a contract(s) with New York City and Westchester to provide the following early intervention services.
New York City: 311
Preschool Special Education
Los Niños Services provides Preschool Special Education for qualifying children (ages 3-5) in their day care, center based program or home setting. This program is operated under the Westchester County Department of Health. Services are offered for qualifying children after a full evaluation is completed and a determine is made that this is a needed service. Contact the Westchester County Department of Health for more details.
Services Offered in New York City and Westchester County
- Speech Pathology
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Services to young children with developmental delays or disorders can be obtained privately. These services are offered in the home or day care setting and are tailored to the unique needs of the child. For more information contact Damaris Santiago, LMSW at 212.787.9700 x0 or Damaris.Santiago@losninos.com