Information for Service Providers

New York State currently has a shortage of qualified providers to deliver services to children and families.

We are seeking providers with the following New York State licenses and certifications:

  • Audiologists
  • Licensed Behavior Analysts and *Certified Behavior Analyst Assistants
  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapists
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Licensed Psychoanalysts
  • Low Vision Specialists
  • Nurses (Registered Nurses, *Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners)
  • Occupational Therapists and *Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Optometrists
  • Orientation and Mobility Specialists
  • Pediatricians and other Physicians
  • Physical Therapists and *Physical Therapy Assistants
  • *Physician Assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Registered Dieticians and Certified Dieticians/Nutritionists
  • Social Workers (Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Master Social Workers)
  • Special Education Teachers (with permanent certification)
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers of Students with Disabilities (Birth to grade two)
  • Teachers of the Blind and Partially sighted, Teachers of the Blind and Visually Handicapped, and Teachers of the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Teachers of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • *Teachers of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped and *Teachers of Speech and Language Disabilities
  • Vision Rehabilitation Therapists

Note: *Must work as an employee for an approved Early Intervention Agency Provider

How to Become an Approved New York State Early Intervention Service Provider

Central Directory of Early Intervention Services and Resources

1. The Central Directory* contains information concerning agencies and individuals with an approved 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

Filterable List: Sections 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 September 11, 2022. The approval of additional providers and/or changes in personnel is ongoing therefore the Directory will be updated routinely. Current Providers with Appendix Agreements who would like to revise or add information recorded in the Central Directory (specifically: Mission, Experience, Service Coordination by County/Borough) can do so by contacting the Bureau's Provider Approval Unit (provider@health.ny.gov) to obtain a copy of the document titled Request to Revise Central Directory Information.

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.

DISCLAIMER: The information collected in the Central Directory is obtained from the provider and is accurate to the best of the Department’s knowledge.

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

*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.

Competency Areas for the Delivery of Evidence-Based Evaluations and Services in the New York State Early Intervention Program

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....

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