ALPHA & OMEGA KIDS EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM (EIP)

According to research, the Early Intervention Program has been proven to improve the child’s five areas of development. The Early Intervention Program was designed in order to diminish the effects a diagnosis of Autism, diagnosable conditions,  or developmental delays may impact a child’s overall development. These areas of impact can include cognition, communication, social-emotional, adaptive, and the physical areas of development (fine/gross motor). The Early Intervention Program is designed for children from birth (0) to three years of age (3).  The earlier the child with a disability or suspected disability can start the program, the sooner the child can attain all milestones needed to attain their functional goals and be integrated into their communities.

 

The Early Intervention Program is at no out-of-pocket cost to the families. If your child has health insurance, including Medicaid, the insurance will be used to pay for the Early Intervention Services. The Insurance benefits allotted for your child’s medical visits will not be affected by the participation in the Early Intervention Program.

THE AOK EARLY INTERVENTION PROCESS

1. submit a referral

If a child has a diagnosis or a suspected developmental delay, our Intake Coordinator will reach out to you and take the referral. Within 24 hours a Service Coordinator will be assigned to the child and family in order to facilitate and navigate the Early Intervention process. The Service Coordinator will identify the Concerns, Priorities, and Resources for the family, as well as explain due process rights for participation in the program. 

2. service coordination

Your child’s advocate and your #1 resources during the Early Intervention process.

The Service Coordinator is typically the first person the family meets to explain the Early Intervention Program process, services, and the rights of the family in participating in the program. Service coordination is one of the most important aspects of Early Intervention. Service Coordinators are advocates/case managers who will follow all the steps in identifying the concerns, priorities, and resources for the child/family unit. Our Service Coordinators are highly trained to be the liaison between the family, child, the municipality, and the clinicians assigned to the child. Our Service Coordinators facilitate the family in making informed decisions for their children’s service and participation in the Early Intervention Program. 

3. services begin

The Early Intervention Process focuses on helping eligible infants and toddlers develop age-appropriate developmental milestones. A qualified clinician provider will begin to work in the area of the delay(s) in order to ensure that the child reaches the outcomes and goals in their Individualized Family Service Plan. The clinicians concentrate on cognitive skills, which include problem-solving, play, and thinking. Physical development includes crawling, reaching, rolling, and walking. Speech and language development focuses on the child’s ability to communicate wants and needs, expand the use of words and sentences, understand and express emotions, and recognize and interpret social cues. Adaptive/self-help skills include the ability to sleep through the night, to self-feed, to clean up toys, imitate housework, and help with dressing and undressing. Social-emotional development includes such abilities such as paying attention to adult figures, transitioning easily from one activity to the next, and cooperating with other kids.
 
As infants and toddlers grow and develop, we expect them to reach certain milestones in all these areas.

LANGUAGES

We provide Early Intervention Services in more than 15 languages. 

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese)
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Creole
  • Korean
  • French
  • Tagalog
  • Polish
  • German
  • Yiddish
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Hebrew
  • American Sign Language (ASL)

Our services

SERVICE COORDINATION

The Service Coordinator is typically the first person the family meets to explain due process, the Early Intervention Program, services, and the rights of the family in participating in the EI process.

evaluations

At Alpha & Omega our evaluations team is comprised of a multidisciplinary team who are able to assess the five areas of development, as well as the area(s) of concern for children referred to our Early Intervention Program.

occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists and Certified Occupational Therapists Assistants will facilitate fine motor skills, sensory integration, and facilitating the use of the smaller muscles in order to help the child attain their functional goals.

physical therapy

Our Physical therapists will work on the child’s gross motor skills facilitating walking, crawling, and ambulating while utilizing a variety of modalities and techniques that will allow the child to attain their functional goals and objectives.

special instruction

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a collection of scientific, evidence-based techniques that behavior analysts can use to help children with autism overcome their challenges.

speech therapy

Our Speech Pathologists are professionals and fully accredited to work with the children on oral-motor and speech & language delays.

Social work

A Social Worker can provide complete family assessments and referrals to appropriate Early Intervention and other services.

Family Support Services

Family support services are any services or supports provided by an early intervention provider to help families as they learn about their child's delays, learn how to care for their child with a disability or how to handle having a child with a disability.

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NEW YORK EARLY INTERVENTION

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services.

 

Please note, 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.
 

NEW YORK CITY (311)

All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health Insurance may be used for approved services. A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract and all services must be authorized by