I am currently receiving Early Intervention services in Oswego County. If I move out of county, do we lose the services?
Any family with an IFSP who moves to another municipality in New York State should be assisted by their ongoing service coordinator in the transition. With written parental consent, a child's record can be transferred from one municipality to another using the New York Early Intervention System. The new municipality should ensure that the services in the existing IFSP are provided to the extent feasible until a new IFSP has been developed or the existing IFSP has been modified.
What's an IFSP?
The Individualized Family Service Plan, or IFSP, is a written plan that will be specifically desgined for you, your child, and your family that outlines and explains the EI services your child and family will receive. If the multi-disciplinary evaluation shows that your child is eligible for the Early Intervention Program, your initial service coordinator will set up an IFSP meeting to sit down and write your IFSP. The IFSP will be reviewed every 6 months, or more frequently if you request a review.
How much does Early Intervention cost?
Early Intervention is a free of charge program with no out of pocket costs.
Where do services take place?
Services take place in your home but can also take place at daycare, a relatives home, or other community resource.
What if my child didn't qualify for Early Intervention and I still have concerns?
If your child was evaluated and didn't qualify you can re-refer your child after a period of time. You should continue discussing any concerns with your child's pediatrician.