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The Early Intervention Program is a federal and state funded program for young children from birth to 3 years who have an identified developmental delay and require intervention. In New York State, the Department of Health (DOH) is the lead agency responsible for the Early Intervention Program. It is under their direction and approval that The Hagedorn Little Village School’s (HLVS) Early Intervention Program operates. The program is provided at no direct cost to parents, though a child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the costs.
The Early Intervention Program begins with a referral to the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) to start the evaluation process. The referral can be made directly by a parent by calling NCDOH at 516-227-8661. The HLVS can also make the referral for the parent.
The evaluation is conducted by a multidisciplinary evaluation team. At least two evaluations will be conducted, one in the specific are of concern and one that serves as a baseline to see exactly how the child is developing across all domains of development. The parent is given the opportunity to select a New York State approved evaluation site to conduct the evaluation. The HLVS is an approved evaluation site.
If a child is found eligible to receive services, NCDOH in collaboration with the parent will identify the necessary services and choose a service provider to deliver the services. The HLVS is under contract with NCDOH to provide early intervention services.
HLVS can provide the following Early Intervention services:
These services may be provided in the family’s home, in a childcare setting, at a community location, or at HLVS. The parent is responsible for fees associated with childcare settings or community locations.
HLVS staff is licensed and certified by the State of New York.
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