Early Intervention Program Training

A major component of the New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is the provision of training to EIP stakeholders. This training supports our mission to improve outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in New York State's EIP through access to qualified personnel.

The Department's contractor, Measurement Incorporated, offers live interactive online training, as well as online self-paced training, on a variety of EIP topics, using curricula approved by the Department of Health. Training is offered to early intervention professionals and families. To learn more about EIP training, visit NYS EIP Online Professional Development Website.

The NYS EIP also provides leadership and advocacy skills training to parents of children in the EIP. To learn more about training specifically for parents, visit EI Families.

Early Intervention Program Curricula/Courses

The Introduction to Service Coordination training course is currently offered through the New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center. This training course is presented in an online, interactive, self-paced format. This course is intended for parents of children participating in the EIP; approved EI service coordinators, evaluators, and service providers; municipal representatives responsible for EI implementation; qualified personnel specified in EI regulations; primary referral sources; child care providers; and various academic faculty.

All EIP service coordinators must take this course in its entirety and receive a certificate of completion, prior to rendering service coordination to children and families in the EIP.

Introduction to Service Coordination Course Description

Service coordinators have the responsibility of providing families of children referred to the EIP with necessary information, guidance and support, beginning at referral to the EIP and continuing throughout the time they participate in the program. Along with a thorough working knowledge of the EIP, service coordinators must possess the skills necessary to work in a partnership with families and other professionals to ensure children and families participating in the EIP receive needed information, supports and services. In recognition of this, Early Intervention regulation 10 NYCRR Section 69-4.4(b) specifies, and the New York State Department of Health Provider Agreement requires, all providers of service coordination in the EIP to successfully complete this State sponsored training course, prior to rendering service coordination services to children and families in the EIP.

This Introduction to Service Coordination training curriculum contains current and necessary information for service coordinators to assist them in performing the required service coordination activities in the EIP.

Early Intervention Program Training Contractors

The New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center

The New York State Early Intervention Program Online Professional Development Center (NYS EIP OPDC) is the New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program's online training site. The goal of the NYS EIP Online Professional Development Center is to offer high quality online training on approved early intervention topics relevant to those who provide services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families and other early intervention stakeholders. This training supports our mission to improve outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in New York State's Early Intervention Program through access to qualified personnel. The NYS EIP Online Professional Development Center was developed in collaboration with Early Intervention training contractor, Measurement Incorporated.

NYS EIP OPDC
Measurement Inc.
41 State Street, Suite 403
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 427-9840
Website: https://www.nyseipopdc.org
E-mail: nyseipopdc@measinc.com

Family Initiative Coordination Services Project

The Family Initiative Coordination Services Project (FIC) facilitates, supports and develops parent involvement in all levels of the EIP. The FIC develops and implements a training program, referred to as Partners, that provides parents with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, network with each other, and learn how to become better advocates for the care of their child with special needs on the local, state, and national levels. The Family Initiative Coordination Services Project was developed in collaboration with Early Intervention contractor, Just Kids.

FIC
Just Kids
P.O. Box 12
Middle Island, NY 11953
Phone: (631) 205-0502
Toll Free: (877) 205-0502
Fax: (631) 924-1243
Website: http://www.eifamilies.com
E-mail: angelamfurci@justkidsmail.com