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.

The New York State publication, "Early Help Makes a Difference", is a good reference to help you look for signs at different stages of development that might suggest that your infant or toddler may not be growing and developing. Remember to tallk with your child's pediatrician if you have concerns about your child's development.

Where Can Parents Get Help?
Call the Early Intervention Program, Westchester County Health Department at (914) 813-5094. Support staff will put you in touch with an Initial Service Coordinator who will assist you with the Early Intervention process to determine if your child is eligible for the Early Intervention Program.

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 out of pocket costs to the family.

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?
To make a referral to the Westchester County Early Intervention Program please call the referral line (914) 813-5094.

If you have a concern or complaint regarding your child's Early Intervention services, please complete the Early Intervention Program Reporting Form.  

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.

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