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Hand in Hand
Development, Inc. is approved as a provider of Early Intervention program
services and contracted with New York State and New York City to deliver early
intervention program services.
Eligibility for the early intervention program can be determined only by
approved evaluators under contract with New York State and New York City
If a child is found eligible for early intervention program, all needed early
intervention services are identified in collaboration with parent and must be
authorized by New York City municipality.
The Early Intervention Program and Early Intervention Services are available
through the Early Intervention Program for children less than three years of age
who have or are suspected of having a development delay and/or disability.
Early Intervention is a public program which is funded by New York State
and county governments.
All children must be referred to the municipality to access Early Intervention
Program services, Contact your Early Intervention Official.
In New York City Call 311.
New York City municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the
individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by New
York City municipality.
All Services are strictly confidential and are provided in locations
convenient for families. Services are provided at no charge for families. Health
insurance may be accessed for reimbursement for early intervention services
provided to eligible children and their families.
When Early intervention services are delivered in child care setting or
community locations that require fee, the parent is responsible for paying any
associated cost with such access to child care or community locations.
Your first step into the Early Intervention Program begins with your child's
referral to your Early Intervention Official (EIO). Professionals must refer
babies and toddlers to the Early Intervention Official unless the parent says no
when there is a concern about child development. As a parent, you can also refer
your child to your Early Intervention Official if you suspect a problem. The
referral process helps you learn about the Early Intervention Program. You must
decide if early intervention makes sense for you and your child. You must give
your permission to have your child evaluated for the program and to receive
The Early Intervention Program is funded and regulated by the New York State
Department of Health and in New York City, by the NYC Department of Health and
Hand in Hand Development, Inc. (Hand in Hand) is approved as a provider of Early
Intervention program services and under contract with New York State and New
York City to provide early intervention program services, including evaluations,
service coordination and therapeutic services.
If an infant or toddler is not developing at the usual rate we can evaluate the
child and determine what type of services are needed and then we can help the
family find appropriate therapists. Talk with your doctor or someone else you
trust and ask them to help you with the referral.
Hand in Hand can provide evaluations in all the domains of development:
Speech and language, physical health and development, cognitive and mental
functioning and social interaction.
Hand in Hand is one of the few Early
Intervention Providers that can deliver all services in a variety of languages.
We have Evaluators, and Therapists who speak many dialects of Chinese,
Spanish, Urdu, Hindi, Hebrew, Russian and other languages. Contact our office to
check if services are available at the location you prefer and in the language