Early Intervention Program
(Birth to 3 years of age) The
New York State Early Intervention Program is designed to
address the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities
and their families. To be eligible for services, children
must be under 3 years of age and have a confirmed disability
or established developmental delay in one or more of the
following areas: physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional,
motor, and/or adaptive. Evaluations are arranged to assess
developmental levels and determine eligibility for the program.
The Early Intervention Program offers a variety of therapeutic
and supports services to eligible infants and toddlers with
disabilities and their families.
To receive information about
or apply to the EI program, contact Sue Barrette at the
Cayuga County Health Department, PHONE # 253-1459.
Auburn Enlarged City School
District Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
(3 to 5 years of age)
If you have a preschool child (age 3-5) and you have noticed
that your child is not developing skills such as walking,
talking, or playing like other children, you may want to
talk to your family doctor. He or she may be able to reassure
you that children develop at different rates and your child
is within normal developmental scales. If, however, the doctor
is concerned, or you are still not comfortable with your
child's progress, you may make a referral to the CPSE. The
CPSE is responsible for arranging an evaluation to explore
areas of concern, and if a disability is substantiated, to
arrange for the delivery of appropriate services.
Also, if your three year old is currently receiving services
from the county Early Intervention Program (see above) and
continues to need special education services, he or she will
need to transition (move) from the EI Program to CPSE. Your
EI official will help initiate this process for you.
For more information regarding CPSE, and/or to request a
referral packet, please contact Mark Sabine, CPSE Chairperson,