The Early Intervention Program (EI) is a statewide program that provides many different types of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. In New York State, the Department of Health is the lead state agency responsible for the program.
Children under the age of three years old are eligible for EI if they have a disability or developmental delay.
At Bankstreet, we provide services through our therapists and special educators. We use a service delivery model that is child and family centered. We focus on the developmental needs of each child and base goals on those needs in accordance with the family’s stated goals and their Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Services can be provided in the home, at the child’s care center, at early childhood programs and centers, or other locations where parents and children go for recreation. Our Bankstreet EI Coordinator works with an EI Service Coordinator to assign therapists and/or special educators (licensed special education teachers). Bank Street Home & Community-Based Program does NOT provide initial or ongoing service coordination as defined by EI. We do, however, work closely with the family as a liaison with all involved.
Please see the following link for a helpful guide on Early Intervention.