Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention (EI)

EI serves eligible children birth to 3 years of age. The EI program offers critical services, including speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, to children who are eligible. To learn more about the EI program or find contact information for your local early intervention official, visit the NYS Department of Health Early Intervention Program web page.

New York State Education Department, Office of Special Education

Special education services provide supports for students with disabilities ages 4 to 21 years. These supports can help students achieve at school and prepare for adult life. To learn more about special education services, visit the Office of Special Education on the NYSED website.

Early Childhood Direction Centers

The Early Childhood Direction Centers (ECDCs) provide information about programs and services for young children, ages birth through five, who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities and help families obtain services for their children. To learn more about ECDCs, visit the ECDC page on the NYSED website. To find the ECDC in your area, check the listing of all center locations on NYSED’s website.

The New York State Office for Children and Family Services (OCFS)

OCFS provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults. Locally, OCFS services are administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and in New York City, by the Administration for Children's Services (ACS).  Visit the OCFS website for more information.