Helping young children who are not learning, playing, growing, talking or walking like other children their age.
We Blossom Therapeutic Services is a State-approved Early Intervention Program (EIP) and has an agreement with the NYS Department of Health as a provider of EIP services. The EIP is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children birth to three years of age who have, or are suspected of having, a developmental delay and/or disability. The EIP works with your family to set meaningful goals for your child and create a service plan to help your child and your family meet those goals. The earlier in life a child starts the program, the sooner they can learn the skills they need.
All EIP services are provided at no out of pocket cost to parents; however, a child’s health insurance information is collected and used to cover some service costs for approved services. If services are delivered in childcare settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying the fee and any associated costs. Health insurance is not required to participate in the EIP. A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract with the state/municipality.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.
Speech-language therapy addresses challenges with language and communication. It can help children with autism improve their verbal, nonverbal, and social communication. The overall goal is to help children communicate in more useful and functional ways.
Special instruction is an early intervention service that focuses on promoting caregiver – child interactions and supporting caregivers in learning new strategies they can use to enhance the child’s development and participation in the natural activities and routines of everyday life.
Professionals such as doctors can refer your infant or toddler to the Early Intervention Program when there is a concern about your child’s development.
If you have a concern, you can also refer your child to the EIP in the county where you live. Referrals should be made directly to the municipality of a child’s residence. (In NYC call 311, Westchester County call 914-813-5094, Putnam County call 914-845-808-1640, Orange County call 845-291-2333 and Rockland County call 845-364-2620). If a child is found eligible for the EIP, all necessary EIP services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality, together with the parent, will select the provider agency or agencies that will work with the child and the family.
To make a referral in New York City dial 311. Before your child is evaluated for the program and receives services, you must give your written permission.
To make a referral to the Westchester County Early Intervention Program please call (914) 813-5094.
To make a referral in Orange County call (845) 291-2333.
To make a referral in Putnam County call (845) 808-1640.
To make a referral in Rockland County call (845) 364-2620.
We Blossom Therapeutic Services is committed to providing children and their families quality home-based services. We are dedicated to help children and their families make progress and reach their developmental goals to the greatest degree possible.
The Early Intervention Program: A Parent’s Guide for Children with Special Needs Birth to Age Three, NYS Department of Health.
If you are interested in joining our team as an ABA Therapist, Speech Therapist or providing Special Instruction, email us your resume.
For questions about our program or RED FLAGS in ASD, please call us at (929) 989-6305 or email us.