Early Intervention Program (EIP)
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for infants and toddlers (under 3 years of age) with special needs. Children with diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays (such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, etc.) are eligible for the EIP.
Children with no diagnosis who have delays in development may be eligible for the EIP of their delays are serious enough.
If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can call the Orange County Department of Health-Intervention Services at (845) 291-2333 to refer your child. Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish.
If your child is found to be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, the Orange County Department of Health staff, and other team members will make a plan to help your child and your family.
Early intervention services authorized by the Orange County Department of Health are provided at no cost to you. The county will arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family. Your child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the cost. All other costs for EIP services are paid for by your county and New York State.