Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
What if my child is three years of age or older and has or is suspected of having a disability?
A child with a disability who is three years of age or older may be eligible for the preschool special education program. More information about this program can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/preschool/home.html
Why does the Early Intervention Program collect my health insurance information?
If you have health insurance, it may be used to help pay for early intervention services. The EIP can bill your insurance only if it is licensed or regulated by NYS. You will not have to make out-of-pocket payments or co-payments. The county and state will pay these expenses for you. NYS law prohibits payments made for early intervention services from counting against annual and lifetime caps that your insurance policy calls for.
What is an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)?
The IFSP is a written plan for services that is developed for your child and family. It includes all the details about the services that your child and family will receive. It will therefore be specifically written for your family. The IFSP centers on the outcomes you hope your child will reach.
What are my rights as the parent of a child in the EIP?
You have many rights. These include the right to say yes or no to having your child participate in the EIP. You have the right to take part in all decisions. Meetings are held at times and in places convenient for you. All information about your child and family is confidential. You have the right to have your opinions heard and considered if you disagree with others. See The Early Intervention Program: A Parent’s Guide for more information.
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