Our Bronx Center
Our Bronx Center is a publicly funded Early Intervention Program
What is the Early Intervention Program (EIP)?
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York state and county government for infants and toddlers under three who have or are suspected of a developmental delay and/or disability such as autism.
Who can the McCarton Center Bronx help?
McCarton Center Bronx is an approved provider of EIP services and under contract with The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention to deliver EIP services, including:
1) Group Social Learning with Typical Peers
2) Enhanced, Intensive ABA Classrooms
3) Individual Speech, Occupational Therapy, and ABA offered at the center as well as home and community settings.
4) Evaluation and medical services for diagnostic purposes
5) Initial and Ongoing Service Coordination
McCarton Center Bronx can help families navigate referrals to EIP services. All children at the McCarton Center Bronx must be referred by The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention to access EIP services. To contact the Bureau of Early Intervention call 311.
How much do EIP services cost?
All EIP services 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. When early intervention services are delivered in other child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations.
Who is eligible for EIP services at the McCarton Center?
Eligibility can be determined only by State-approved evaluators under contract with The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention. If a child is found to be eligible for EIP services, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention.
How will services be delivered?
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention will arrange for service providers such as the McCarton Center to deliver such services authorized by The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention, considering the individual needs of the child and family.
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for infants and toddlers with special needs. Children with diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays (such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, etc.) are eligible for the EIP. Children with no diagnosis who have delays in development may be eligible for the EIP if their delays are serious enough. If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can call the Early Intervention Program in your area to refer your child (if you live in New York City call 311, in Nassau County call 516.227.8661, and in Suffolk County call 631.853.3100). Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish. If your child is found to be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, your county’s staff representative, and other team members will make a plan to help your child – and your family. Early Intervention services in your IFSP authorized by your county are provided at no cost to you. Your county will arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family. Your child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the costs. All other costs for EIP services are paid for by your county and New York State. Early intervention services are provided where it’s best for your child – in places such as your home, day care, or other community settings. The EIP covers the cost of early intervention services only. The EIP does not pay for the day care or other fees charged by community settings.