The goal of the Early Intervention Program (EIP) is to support families in helping their children learn and develop. If your child is found eligible for the EIP, your Early Intervention team of interventionist(s), service coordinator and Early Intervention Official Designee (EIOD) will learn about your child from you. You know your child best, and are an important part of your child’s team.
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The EIP team helps families to understand their children’s strengths and abilities and works on the family’s goals for their child. The team works with families to help them find ways to help their children do the things they would like them to do during everyday activities. These are elements of family-centered best practices that the NYC EIP calls Embedded Coaching .
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If you have a question or concern about the EIP, you can contact the NYC EIP’s Regional Office in your borough or the NYC EIP Office of Consumer Affairs.
The EIP is for children ages birth to three. Children may leave the program at any time. Around the time a child turns two, families and their EI team will start working on a plan for the family’s next steps after leaving EI.
Some children may be eligible for preschool special education after they leave the EIP. This is provided by the Committee for Preschool Education (CPSE) through the Department of Education.