Up Wee Grow, Inc. is approved by New York State and has contracts with Suffolk, Nassau, New York City, and Westchester to provide the following Early Intervention services:
• Speech Therapy
• Special Education
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Developmental Groups
• Service Coordination
Important Information about the New York State Early Intervention Program
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for infants and toddlers with special needs. Children with diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays (such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, etc.) are eligible for the EIP. Children with no diagnosis who have delays in development may be eligible for the EIP if their delays are serious enough.
If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can call the Early Intervention Program in your area to refer your child. All children must be referred to the municipality to access Early Intervention Program Services (if you live in New York City call 311, in Nassau County call 516.227.8661, and in Suffolk County call 631.853.3100). Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish. Eligibility for the Early Intervention Program can be determined only by State-approved evaluators under contract with the municipality. If your child is found to be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, your county’s staff representative, and other team members will make a plan to help your child – and your family.
Early Intervention services in your IFSP authorized by your county are provided at no cost to you. Your county will arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family. If your child has health insurance, your child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the costs. All other costs for EIP services are paid for by your county and New York State. Early Intervention services are provided where it’s best for the child – in places such as your home, day care, or other community settings. The EIP covers the cost of the Early Intervention services only. The EIP does not pay for day care or other fees charged by community settings. Up Wee Grow, Inc. is OMIG Compliant.
Parents and Caregivers:
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