New York Early Intervention Requirements
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children under age three, who are either suspected of having or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services:
All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health insurance may be used for approved services. A child's eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract, and all services must be authorized by the county. If a child is found eligible for the EIP, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality. When early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations.
Sunny Days is approved by New York State and has a contract with New York City, Westchester, Ulster, Orange, and Sullivan Counties to provide early intervention services.