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The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for infants and toddlers with special needs.

Through the EIP a multidisciplinary evaluation is offered at no out-of-pocket expense to families who have concerns about any aspect of their child's development. Eligibility for the EIP can only be determined by State approved evaluators under contract with the municipality.

If you have concerns about your child’s development you can call the county in which you reside to refer your child. To access the Early Intervention Program for Nassau County you can call (516) 227-8661. To access the Early Intervention Program for Suffolk County you can call (631) 853-2318.

Our early intervention coordinators are also available to assist you with the process. You can call (631) 473-4284 ext  114, to connect with a coordinator.

NYTPS is approved by New York State Department of Health to provide the following Early Intervention Services. (If services are provided in a community setting that requires a fee, the parent is responsible for paying those costs.)

  • Ongoing Service Coordination
  • Core and Supplemental Evaluation
  • Home/community/facility based visits
  • Parent child groups
  • Group developmental Intervention
  • Family/caregiver support groups


The Early Intervention Program is funded and regulated by the NYS Department of Health in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. All services are provided at no out of pocket cost to families but health insurance may be accessed.

What is Typical Development?

Typical Development describes the physical, mental & social development of a child who is acquiring skills according to the expected time frame. A child who is developing in a healthy way pays attention to the voices, faces & actions of others, showing & sharing pleasure during interactions, and engaging in verbal and nonverbal back-and-forth communication.

What are Developmental Milestones?

Skills gained by a developing child, which should be achieved by a given age. Failure to achieve a particular milestone by a given age may be indicative of developmental delay.


Click here for important developmental milestones you should watch for.

*It is important to remember that children are individuals and develop at different rates. This information should be used as a general guide for your child’s development.

What to do if you have concerns about your child development.


Referral Process


Step 1:

Parents can contact a NY Therapy Early Intervention Specialist, who will assist with the referral process, by calling 631-473-4284 ext 114 or 116. Families also have the option to directly contact the Nassau or Suffolk Depts. of Health Early Intervention :
Nassau County (516) 227-8661, Suffolk County (631) 853-3100.
This is provided at no cost to you.


Step 2:

If a family chooses New York Therapy Placement to assist them with the referral process, we will fax a referral to the Department of Health in the county they reside in.

Step 3:
An Early Intervention Official Designee (EIOD) from the county will contact them within 10 days and will set up an appointment to meet with parent / guardian.

Step 4:
If an evaluation is warranted, parent / guardian will be given a list of Early Intervention agencies and will choose an agency to administer the evaluations. If they would like to choose New York Therapy Placement Services, we would be more than happy to continue helping them through this process and will be available every step of the way.

Step 5:
If family choose New York Therapy Placement Services, we will set up all evaluations with them at mutually convenient dates/times.

Step 6:
Once all evaluations are completed, an Initial IFSP meeting will be held to review all evaluation results and to determine if the child is eligible for services.

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