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The Early Intervention Program at Abilities serves children from diagnosis as a child with a disability up to three years of age. Abilities offers center-based programming, home-based programming, or a combination determined by what is the best fit for each child and family.
All of the programs are unique and designed to meet each child's specific needs. We have early intervention classrooms (developmental enhancement groups) at the center dedicated to establishing learning readiness and social skills while benefiting from peer interactions. A home program would also focus on these skills in the child's natural environment.
Early Intervention Program (EIP)
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for children under three years of age with special needs. We provide services to infants and toddlers who are experiencing difficulties with various areas of development. Some commonly seen conditions are torticollis, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, muscle tone abnormalities, or difficulties with feeding. Children with diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays (Such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism) are eligible for the EIP.
EI Developmental Play Groups
Children ages 18 months - 3 years, enrolled in the Early Intervention Program, receive group services in a classroom setting complete with a sensory gym! Abilities utilizes a co-teaching model with the lead teachers being a NYS Speech/Language Pathologist and a NYS licensed Occupational Therapist. By combining the expertise of language and sensory motor, we will be able to achieve a complete therapeutic and multi modalities approach to learning. We offer a high student to teacher ratio of 3:1. During our playgroups we include various types of activities such as imaginative play, arts and crafts, music, and interactive physical play in our gym and outdoor fenced playground.
Abilities is an approved New York State Early Intervention Service Provider for the statewide Early Intervention Program under Title 11-A of Article 25 of the Public Health Law.