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TheraCare Early Intervention

Early Intervention* is a program that provides services to children from birth to age three who have, or are at risk of having a developmental disability. Services are provided at no cost to the family of eligible children.

Please Note: This information pertains to EI services in New York.

Our Early Intervention* program is funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health and, in New York City, by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in Westchester County by the Westchester County Department of Health, Suffolk County by the Suffolk County Department of Health, Nassau County by the Nassau County Department of Health, in New Jersey by the New Jersey Early Intervention* Program and the New Jersey State Department of Health.

TheraCare's Early Intervention* program offers a full array of evaluations and services designed to maximize the full potential of each child. Parents and family members are encouraged to participate in partnership with the interventionist team to enhance their child's development.

By providing home/community-based services, TheraCare can focus on the opportunities that exist within the family structure to enhance the child's development. Our success is contingent upon early identification and the provision of services to children with special needs at the earliest possible age. TheraCare is committed to early identification followed by quality care.

TheraCare's Early Intervention* program includes:
  • Evaluations
  • ABA Services
  • Special Instruction
  • Speech
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Parent/Family Training
  • Social Work
  • Medically Complex
  • Private Consultation
How do I refer my child for an Early Intervention* Evaluation?

If you have concerns about your child's development, you can call your county's Early Intervention* program from the list below 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 county staff, and other team members will make a plan to help your child and your family.

New York State
 Nassau County: 516-227-8661
 New York City: 311
 Suffolk County: 631-853-3100
 Westchester County: 914-813-5094

*NEW YORK EARLY INTERVENTION

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services:
New York City Nassau County Suffolk County Westchester County
311 516-571-3749 631-853-3100 914-813-5094
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.
TheraCare is approved by New York State and has a contract with New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties to provide early intervention services.