What is Early Intervention?
The first three years of life are critical for establishing foundational skills for children’s continued growth. By providing a wide range of therapeutic and support services to infants and toddlers with special needs, at the earliest age possible, we help maximize a child’s development.
How do I access Early Intervention Services?
Children who may need services through Early Intervention must ﬁrst be referred to the EarIy Intervention Program (EIP). Parents can refer their own child to the EIP if they have a concern about their child’s development by calling 311 and inquiring about Early Intervention. After referral, your child will be evaluated and the New York City EIP will help get services if your child is found to be eligible.
What kind of services are available for my child if they are found eligible for Early Intervention?
NYCIT provides a wide range of services to help young children with special needs and their families:
- Service Coordination
- Therapy services: Special Instruction, ABA, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Counseling, and Sensory Gym.
- Specialized school for young children with Autism
My child was diagnosed with Autism, how can NYCIT help?
New York Center for Infants and Toddlers offers a unique and diverse expertise in the most cutting-edge treatments and interventions for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Backed by research conducted within New York Center’s own Early Intervention program, we offer proven results and better outcomes in the development of language and social communication for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our Expertise includes:
Applied Behavior Analysis
Specialized Related Services
Home and School-Based Options
Can parents receive additional help through NYCIT?
NYCIT offers a Family Coaching service and other Private Services where highly trained and experienced Early Childhood Professionals work with families and caregivers directly to help with practical and effective strategies to address the challenges they face with their young children. From tantrums to toilet training, Family Coaches will come to your home and teach “hands-on”, effective strategies for your everyday routines and activities. If you’re interested in learning more about these services. Please contact Cheryl Gelber here.