Early Intervention Evaluations And Services (Birth To 3 Years)

All children ages birth to 3 are entitled to a no out-of-pocket cost evaluation under the New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) to determine if they are eligible for services.  The NYS EIP follows a developmental model, which demonstrates whether a child is reaching milestones as compared to peers of the same age. A developmental delay means a child has not reached age-appropriate milestones in one or more developmental areas. If the delay is significant enough to meet eligibility criteria, services are available at no out-of-pocket cost.
A multi-disciplinary EI evaluation assesses five areas of development, and determines if a child has a measurable delay in any of these areas:
  • Communication: using and understanding language
  • Cognitive: thinking, learning, intellectual ability, problem-solving
  • Physical: gross/fine motor skills such as walking and handling objects
  • Social: relating to others, handling and expressing their own emotions
  • Adaptive: self-help skills such as feeding and dressing

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Pre-School Services (Ages 3–5)

Through our Committee on Pre-School Education (CPSE) program, we provide multidisciplinary evaluations (MDE’s) to children suspected of having delays and or with special needs. Our evaluators provide evaluations to children in the home or another natural setting.

A diagnostic evaluation is available to diagnose or rule out Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our agency has some of the area’s most experienced and respected evaluators and diagnosticians. ACP Early Intervention uses a variety of tools to evaluate your child, and we take the time to make sure we have a complete picture of your child.
 The results of these evaluations, along with information you provide, will determine if your child qualifies for services. When a child is determined eligible, the types of services are determined at a meeting that includes the parent, evaluator and a representative from the municipality. An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) outlines all the details of the services your child will receive, in addition to the goals you would like them to achieve.
ACP Early Intervention provides a full range of evaluations, therapeutic and support services, and services are provided wherever your child is: your home, day care, or any community center. Services are provided throughout Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester.

If a child is determined eligible, EI services may include:

Special Instruction:

Services provided to enhance a child’s development of learning, play and social skills

Applied Behavior Analysis:

ABA: a systematic behavior approach in treating children, primarily used in children with autism

Speech/ Language Therapy:
Helps children with expressive (spoken) and/or receptive (understanding) language delays
Feeding Therapy:

Helps children who have motor difficulty with chewing or swallowing


Helps a child develop motor control and proper oral muscular movements

Physical Therapy:

Helps develop large muscle skills needed for crawling, walking and climbing

Occupational Therapy:

Helps develop fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, self-help skills, sensory and motor development

Social Work:

Provides information, emotional support and assistance for family members in accessing community resources


Works with a child or members of the family on issues surrounding or impacted by the child’s developmental delay

Family Training:

Teaches parents and caregivers strategies for helping their child achieve success in daily activities

Service Coordination:

Helps the family navigate the early intervention system as well as other services available

Questions or concerns? Please contact us.

At ACP Early Intervention, we believe in putting the child and their family’s needs first. We understand the important role of families in the life of a child with special needs. While our teachers and therapists work with the child, family members are included in a child’s therapy, and every effort is made to accommodate each family’s busy schedule. We work tirelessly to enhance each child’s development and to respond quickly and sensitively to families’ concerns.
 For more information, contact us by email.
For information on developmental milestones, click here to see our developmental milestone checklist.