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Early Intervention

Track your child’s milestones here.

The goal of the Early Intervention Program is to help you to help your child reach his/her developmental potential.

Early Intervention services are provided to help children grow and develop. Services are also provided to help caregivers care for these children.
Any child from birth to age three with a developmental delay, disability, or condition that affects development may need help.

A checklist of children’s developments from birth to age three is available in the Early Help Makes a Difference! guide.

You can review the Parent’s Guide to Early Intervention here.

Early intervention services include:

  • Developmental evaluations
  • Developmental screenings
  • Counseling/Social work
  • Family training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Special instruction
  • Service coordination

All service providers are employed by or contracted with Greene County and have been approved by the New York State Department of Health to provide services.

There is no direct cost to you or your family for services authorized by the Early Intervention Program, even if your insurance company does not pay us. You do not pay a co-pay and your insurance company cannot change payments against an annual cap or lifetime reserve.

Eligibility information

  1. Your child must be a Greene County resident under the age of three.
  2. Your child may automatically qualify for this program based on certain diagnoses.
  3. Every child must have a developmental evaluation which can also qualify him/her for this program.
  4. You will choose who does your child’s evaluation and where it takes place.
  5. An Initial Service Coordinator will be assigned to assist you, answer your questions, and help you find services for your child.

Are you the parent of a child with disabilities from birth to 12 years of age?

Please consider becoming a Parent Member of the LEICC!  This Council meets approximately 4 times a year.  Here are some of the topics that are covered by the council:

(1) the planning for, delivery and evaluation of the early intervention services for eligible children and their families, including methods to identify and address gaps in services;

(2) the identification of service delivery reforms necessary to promote the availability of early intervention services within natural environments;

(3) the coordination of public and private agencies;

(4) such other matters relating to early intervention policies and procedures within the municipality as are brought to its attention by parents, providers, public agencies, or others.

If interested, please contact Lauren Clark, Early Intervention Official at 518-719-3617 or email at lclark@discovergreene.com

Community Resources

Childcare Coordinating Council: assistance with finding quality daycare, paying for daycare, workshops, information, and resolution of problems and concerns

Autism Connection : library, parent support groups, sensory playroom available (free of charge)

Catskill Community Center: summer recreation (for fee), educational programs, physical education, social welfare programs

Sprouts Program : positive learning experiences for ages 3-7. Two programs: art & music or theatre & dance

Parent to Parent : advocacy for families, parent support groups, insurance coverage assistance, locating physicians, health care advocacy

Printable Community Resources page here

Check out “On The Scene” in the Catskill Daily Mail Friday Edition for activities for children and families.

Greene County Libraries

Athens: Kids Makerspace – Wednesdays

Cairo: Babes in Bookland – Wednesdays

Catskill : Therapy Dogs – Tuesdays

Coxsackie: Mother Goose Story Time – Tuesdays

Greenville

Hunter: Coloring Club – Saturdays

Palenville: Tiny Tots – Tuesdays

Tannersville: Story Time – Saturdays

Windham

Printable Libraries page here