What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is a statewide program that provides a variety of services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. In New York State, the Department of Health is the lead state agency responsible for the Early Intervention Program. To be eligible for services, children must be under 3 years of age and have a confirmed disability or an established developmental delay, as defined by the State, in one or more of the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional, and/or adaptive.
Developmental Disabilities Institute is approved by the New York State Department of Health and is under contract with Nassau & Suffolk counties to complete evaluations and provide services.
Early Intervention at YAP
The Young Autism Program provides a full complement of services for young children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder ages 18 months to three years old at home, in the community, and/or at our center. We offer a warm and nurturing environment, utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, to foster growth and development in our young learners.
Our Services Include:
*Developmental Groups (providing highly individualized instruction)
*Parent Training (at home and center)
Our Learning Environment Offers:
*Individual and Small Group Learning Centers
*Friends Helping Friends Peer Play
*Mommy & Me
*Air Conditioned Indoor Play Center