Diagnosed Conditions with High Probability of Developmental Delay

Children Referred With a Confirmed or Suspected Disability

Children with a confirmed or suspected disability are entitled to receive a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation to determine whether they meet the eligibility criteria for the Early Intervention Program (EIP) in each of the following areas of development: cognitive, physical, communication, social or emotional, and adaptive. For children with a confirmed disability (i.e., a diagnosed condition with a high probability of developmental delay), the purpose of the multidisciplinary evaluation is to confirm the diagnosis through a review of appropriate medical or other child records, with parent consent, and to conduct an evaluation and assessment of all developmental domains to assist in development of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). 

For more information, please visit the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention website.  Please read Early Intervention Steps: A Parent's Basic Guide to the Early Intervention Program. This parent's guide outlines the complete referral process and development of the IFSP.