Related Links

Below are a few helpful links related to Early Intervention:

  • NYS Commission on Quality of Care for Persons with Disabilities

    The New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (CQCAPD) is a systems advocacy agency for people with disabilities. Its primary mission is to ensure that people with disabilities have every opportunity to be productive and participating citizens through: full access to emerging technology; access to up-to-date, comprehensive information on and referral to programs and services available to people with disabilities and their families; and, implementation of progressive legislation protecting the equal rights of people with disabilities. For information about CQCAPD, call (800) 522-4369 (voice and TDD) or refer to the CQCAPD Web site.

  • NYS Council on Children and Famlies FASD Interagency Workgroup

    The mission of the FASD Interagency Workgroup is to increase awareness and advance the effective prevention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in New York State through interagency collaboration and coordination. In addition to working through interagency committees, each participating agency is empowered to examine its own policies, practices, regulations and laws, to determine how it can positively impact the goals of eliminating alcohol use during pregnancy and improving the lives of New Yorkers affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. Further information is available by calling (518) 473-3652 or by e-mailing council@ccf.mail.ny.us.

  • NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

    The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is a federally funded state agency working under the direction of the Governor. The DDPC is responsible for developing new ways to improve the delivery of services and supports to New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families. For information, call TDD/TTY: 1-800-395-3372 Voice: 518-486-7505, or visit the DDPC Web site at http://www.ddpc.ny.gov.

  • NYS Education Department
  • NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

    The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) administers a comprehensive program of prevention, intervention, and treatment services for persons addicted to alcohol and other drugs. OASAS plans, develops and regulates the State's system of alcoholism and substance abuse treatment agencies; operates 13 Alcoholism Treatment Centers; licenses and regulates local, community-based providers of inpatient, outpatient and residential services; and monitors programs to ensure quality of care and compliance with State and national standards. For more information visit the OASAS Web site at http://www.oasas.ny.gov/. The telephone number for public information and publications is (518) 473-3460. The telephone number for information and referrals is 1-877-8HOPENY (1-877-846-7369).

  • NYS Office of Children and Family Services

    The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) provides operational support and policy direction to local social services districts and youth bureaus across the State and is responsible for the operation of 48 statewide residential and day placement facilities for youth. Programs and services provided through OCFS include child and adult protective, child welfare, domestic violence, pregnancy prevention, family services, youth development and delinquency prevention, juvenile justice, and after care programs. For general information contact (518) 473-7793 or visit the OCFS Web site at http://ocfs.ny.gov/. For information about other programs for children, call 1-800-345-KIDS.

    • Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

      Located within the Office of Children and Family Services, the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) is responsible for the administration of programs and services to legally blind individuals to enhance independence and facilitate opportunities to participate in the community. CBVH provides a range of services for individuals who are legally blind through the independent living and vocational rehabilitation provisions of the Federal Rehabilitation Act, as well as through programs serving children and older individuals who are blind. For information about CBVH, visit their Web site at http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/ or call (866) 871-3000.

  • NYS Office of Mental Health

    The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is responsible for developing plans, programs, and services for the care, treatment, rehabilitation, education and training of individuals with mental illness. OMH provides direct services at nineteen adult, six children's and three forensic psychiatric centers and provides fund allocation and certification of non-State-operated mental health programs. Visit the OMH Web site at http://www.omh.state.ny.us/. For questions about mental health services, to find a mental health service provider, or to make a complaint, call the OMH customer relations at 1-800-597-8481.

  • NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

    The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) operates 13 Developmental Disabilities Services Offices (DDSOs) responsible for arranging and planning for the care, treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation services to individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities (such as autism, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, Down syndrome, and children with multiple disabilities). In partnership with consumers, families, staff, private providers, and local governments, the DDSOs provide person-centered assistance to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families through the provision of housing, employment, and family support services. For more information visit the OPWDD Web site at http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/.

  • National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness

    The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind. NCDB works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training.

  • Parent to Parent of New York State

    This is a parent-run organization, with nine offices statewide, that brings parents of children with disabilities together with other parents who have children with the same or similar disabilities. Parents can discuss similar problems, successes, share information, and provide each other with support.

  • Parent Training and Information Centers

    There are four centers staffed by experienced parents and professionals who provide information and training to families with children with disabilities, professionals working with families, and members of the community.


  • ZERO TO THREE - National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
  • Children's Hazardous Products
  • 2011 Early Intervention-Related Health Observances