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Does your child need to be evaluated

The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention and has been in effect since 1993.


To be eligible, children must be younger than 3 and have a confirmed disability or developmental delay, as defined by the state, in one or more of these areas: physical, adaptive, communication, social-emotional, and/or cognitive. For information about the statewide program, contact the New York State Department of Health’s Bureau of Early Intervention at 518-473-7016; call the Growing Up Healthy hotline at 800-522-5006; or visit


Or you can contact your local health department office:

  • Dutchess County 845-486-3403
  • Orange County 845-291-2333
  • Rockland County 845-364-2620
  • Sullivan County 845-292-0100
  • Ulster County 845-334-5251