Our goal is to support families in helping their children learn and develop. If your child is found eligible, your Early Intervention team of providers, ongoing service coordinator and the Early Intervention Official Designee (EIOD) will learn about your child from you. You know your child best, and are the most important part of you child’s team.
Our Welcome to Dutchess County Early Intervention Program brochure provides helpful information about the services we provide, including referrals, Eligibility & Services, Who will be working with your child, what to know about EIP, and your rights.
The EIP is for children ages birth to three. Children may leave the program at any time. Around the time a child turns two, families and their EI team will start working on a plan for the family’s next steps after leaving or transitioning out of EIP.
Some children may be eligible for preschool special education after they leave the EIP. This is provided by the Committee for Preschool Education (CPSE) through the Department of Education. A Side by Side View of the EIP and CPSE
If you have any questions or concerns about the Early Intervention Program, you can contact the Early Intervention office at 845-486-2759.
Ages and Stages – Developmental Questionnaire
Astor Services – Hudson Valley
CDC Developmental Disabilities
Common Acronyms Used in The Early Intervention Program
Dutchess County Helping our Families Guide
eParent Website - Special Needs Resource
Expertise, Home Remodeling For Children With Disabilities
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Resources for Homeless Families in Transitional Housing)
Mid Hudson Early Childhood Direction Center
Office for Persons With Developmental Disabilities
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center