Early Intervention Program

Infants and toddlers who have suspected or confirmed developmental delays or disabilities may be eligible for the Early Intervention Program (EIP).

This program has two components, Child Find and Early Intervention.

Child Find


This is the developmental surveillance component of the Early Intervention Program. A nurse will monitor and track the developmental progress of infants designated as "at risk" for medical or environmental reasons.

Eligibility


  • 10 or More Days in Newborn Intensive Care Unit
  • Apgar Less Than or Equal to 3 at 5 Minutes
  • Birth Weight Less Than 1,501 Grams
  • Chronic Otitis Media
  • Lead Level of 20 mcg/dl or Higher
  • Maternal Exposure to Drugs and/or Alcohol
  • a Metabolic Disorder
  • Muscle Tone Issues
  • No Pre-Natal Care
  • No Well-Child Care by 6 Months; Delay in Immunizations
  • Premature Birth Less Than 33 Weeks
  • Respiratory Distress (Apnea Monitor)
  • Suspected Hearing and/or Vision Impairment (Failed Newborn Hearing Screen)

Early Intervention Service


The process of providing comprehensive evaluation and developmental services to eligible children and their families to promote optimal development.

Eligibility


  • Demonstration of Developmental Delay on Evaluation
  • Qualifying Medical Diagnosis
  • Children Under 3 Years of Age

Services


  • Assistance in Transition From EIP to Pre-School Programs
  • Audiological
  • Evaluation
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy (Physical, Occupational, and/or Speech)
  • Respite
  • Screening
  • Service Coordination

Referrals for Child Find & / or EIP From


  • Any Interested Person/Agency
  • Daycare Providers
  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Parents/Family
  • Teachers/Nurses

Contact Information


Phone: 607-753-5028
Fax: 607-753-5136

Hours


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fees


There is no direct cost to families.
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