Provides evaluation and services for children ages birth to 3 years with a diagnosis or a developmental delay.
New Jersey: To refer your child for Early Intervention services anywhere in the state of New Jersey, you must start by calling 1-888-653-4463.
Early Intervention services are coordinated through each county’s Special Child Health Services:
||609-267-1950 x 42882
||732-341-9700 x 7602
||856-935-7510 x 8479
||973-948-5239 x 3129
||908-889-0950 x 2544
||908-689-6000 x 258
New York: Early Intervention in New York has a specific intake number for each county. The numbers listed below are for Early Childhood Directions Centers (ECDC) which is an agency that will help to arrange referrals and evaluations for children ages birth to 5 years in New York State. ECDC provides support to families who are trying to work with a large system, but can also direct you to the appropriate Early Intervention office.
||845-565-1162 x 209
Special Education services are available to eligible children ages 3 through 21 years through their local school district. Contact your local board of education for specific information and to request an evaluation.
In New Jersey, the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) can provide information regarding special education legislation and resources.
In New York, ECDC (see above) can assist in accessing resources for children ages 3 through 5 years. For children ages 3 through 21 years, the local Special Education Training and Resource Centers (SETRC) at Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities can help.
National Resources (many with local contacts or state specific information)
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children