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Early Intervention ProgramAre you concerned about your child's development? Worried that your child might have autism? Afraid your child's not keeping up with his peers? The Early Intervention Program (EIP) can help make a difference for children with special needs.

Young children learn and develop differently. One baby may walk earlier than another, while another baby might talk earlier than another. Often, these differences will even out. However, some children will need extra help to grow and develop.


The Early Intervention Program provides services to eligible children and their families. Early Intervention Services are provided to help your child grow and develop and to help you support and promote your child's development.

 

Helpful references availabe to you in different languages through the NYS Department of Health are:

 

Where Can Parents Get Help?

If you would like to make a referral to the Westchester County Health Department Early Intervention Program, please call (914) 813-5094.

What Help is Available?
If your child is found eligible, the Early Intervention Program can provide a variety of therapeutic and support services for you and your infant/toddler with disabilities, including: evaluation services (hearing and vision screening), home visits, speech, physical and other therapies, child development groups, and family counseling. These services are provided at no cost to you.

What Children Need Early Help?
Any child from birth to age three with a developmental delay, disability or condition that affects development may need help. Developmental delays may range from minor delays in speech development to more major delays in children with autism.

Who Do I Call?
Early Intervention Program, Westchester County Health Department at (914) 813-5094.

Reporting Fraud
If you have a concern regarding your child's services in the Early Intervention Program, please complete the online Complaint Form. Your complaint will be investigated.

 

Parent Questionnaire
Please help us to evaluate the Early Intervention Program by taking a few minutes to answer one of the questionnaires below. Your response will be useful in determining what practices work best and how we can refine the system for those we will be serving in the future.