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What is Early Intervention

Updated: Apr 26

The Early Intervention Program serves infants and toddlers ages 0-3 diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities. This program is based on a strong parent-professional partnership.



What Areas Does it Focus on?


Individualized services focus on learning readiness; language; play; family participation; daily routines relevant to eating, sleeping, and bathing; and other areas jointly identified by SKHOV professionals and parents. Through #EI, children with developmental delays and autism receive education, therapy, service coordination and evaluation in the five boroughs of New York City. Programs are based on the child's Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and are designed to involve the family in all aspects of the child's program. Intensive applied behavior analysis is the method of therapy.


The #EarlyIntervention 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 NYC Early Intervention Program, to receive #EIP services.


Where Do You Get Your Child Evaluated for EI?


To get your child evaluated for early intervention in NYC, you need to call 3-1-1 to refer a child to Early Intervention or the Totline telephone number at: (800) 577-2229.

For more assistance call our office at (718) 829-7744 ext. 2111 or email us at referrals@skhov.org.



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