Early Intervention Services
About the Program
The QSAC Early Intervention program addresses families' behavioral and educational goals as outlined in their child’s Individualized Family Service Plan. Referred children are typically diagnosed or deemed at risk for an autism spectrum disorder, but QSAC also accepts referrals of more global developmental delays. Services are designed for children from birth to three years of age and are generally implemented according to the principles of applied behavior analysis. QSAC’s specially trained therapists work one-on-one with each child in the program. Early Intervention services include initial and ongoing service coordination, special instruction, parent/sibling support groups, and parent support groups. Services are typically provided in the families’ homes from Monday through Friday. However, weekends are available if needed.
Early Intervention (EI) Services are for children less than three (3) years of age who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay or disability. The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and New York City. All children must be referred to the municipality to access Early Intervention program services. If you suspect your child or a child you know has delays please refer them to the NYC Early Intervention Program by calling 311. Eligibility for the early intervention program is determined by State-approved evaluators under contract with the NYC EIP. if a child is found eligible for the early intervention program, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized.
QSAC, Inc. is approved as a provider of early intervention program services and under contract with the NYC EIP to deliver early intervention program services. All services provided under the EIP are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, but health insurance may be accessed for reimbursement for early intervention services provided to eligible children and their families. Service providers will be arranged considering the individual needs of the child and family. When early intervention services are delivered in childcare settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to childcare or community locations.
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