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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 municipality.

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.
Call 1-800-522-5006.

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 services.

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 Mental Hygiene.
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 you require.
















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