Early Intervention

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Dr. Rick Jinete is a contracted Physical Therapist service provide with the New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) and the NYC Buerau of Early Intervention. He has been provided services to infants and toddlers in need for over fifteen years.

The New York State Early Intervention Program is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers less than three years of age who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay and/or disability. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is a public program funded by the State of New York and county governments. As a publicly funded program Early Intervention services provided to eligible children and their families are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents and Health Insurance may also be accessed for reimbursement.*

In order to gain access to Early Intervention services contact your local municipality to inquire about services. They should be able to put you in contact with a State-approved evaluator under contract with the municipality to determine the child’s eligibility for the Early Intervention Program. If the child is found to be eligible for the EIP, all needed Early Intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. Please see the below list for the phone number of your local municipality:

In New York City:   Call 311 and say that you want to refer a child to the Early Intervention Program.

 

*When Early Intervention services are delivered in a child care setting or community location (i.e. your child’s Day Care Center), those facilities may charge a fee for use of their space. This fee would then be the responsibility of the parent.