Information for Service Providers
How to Become an Approved New York State Early Intervention Service Provider
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information regarding application for approval for both individuals and agencies to provide early intervention services can be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Early Intervention at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Directory of Early Intervention Services and Resources
1. The Central Directory* contains information concerning agencies and individuals with an approved appendix agreement to provide evaluations, service coordination and early intervention services to children under the age of three with disabilities or delays and their families.
The Central Directory is divided in sections
- Agencies (XLSX)
- Individuals (currently in development - available Summer 2015)
- Assistive Technology Device (ATD) Vendors (non-filterable list) (PDF)
Each section can be filtered by column heading descriptor(s) (e.g., Identified Service Areas, Professional Discipline/Qualified Personnel, Languages, Special Populations Served). To filter a column click on the drop down arrow in the column you wish to filter, Text Filters, Contains (e.g., Albany, Speech Language Pathologist, Spanish, Autism). To clear filter click on the drop down arrow and select “Clear Filter From ___.”
The information contained in the Directory was last updated on March 17, 2015. The approval of additional providers and/or changes in personnel is ongoing therefore the Directory will be updated routinely. Your service coordinator or early intervention official can provide you with current information related to the early intervention services and supports offered in your county or region.
2. In addition, below are resources including; NYS research and demonstration projects, related to infants and toddlers with disabilities that will assist parents, families and professionals to become more knowledgeable about the Early Intervention Program
- Information for Families
- Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
- Information on Disability Programs and Services Nationwide
- New York State Resources
- Federal Resources
- Dispute Resolution in Special Education
- Research & Demonstration Projects
*Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, at §34 CFR 303.117, requires each State Part C system to have a central directory that is accessible to the general public.
Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities
The National Center to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities (Personnel Improvement Center) is a federally funded technical assistance and dissemination project that was funded on October 1, 2008. Its mission is to increase the nation's capacity to recruit, prepare and retain diverse and highly qualified special educators, early intervention providers, and related service providers, including paraprofessionals, to meet the need.
The Center's Web site offers a chance for prospective educators and providers to explore special education-related careers. Watch as early intervention specialists describe what it is like to be an early intervention specialist in the video A Day in the Life....
- National Center to Improve Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities
Children's Hazardous Products
- Letter to Early Intervention Service Providers - Minimizing Children's Exposures to Poisoning, Choking, Lead and other Hazards from Toys and Other Products - November 2009
- Children's Hazardous Products