Early Intervention Program Training

A major component of the New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is the provision of training to EIP stakeholders. This training supports our mission to improve outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in New York State's EIP through access to qualified personnel.

The New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention is offering self-paced online trainings on a variety of EIP topics, that are available to early intervention professionals and families. These trainings can be accessed through the NYLearnsPH Learning Management System.

The NYS EIP also provides leadership and advocacy skills training to parents of children in the EIP. To learn more about training specifically for parents, visit EI Families.

State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

As part of the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), the Department, in conjunction with three University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), have developed 30 trainings to enhance family-centered practices in early intervention service delivery, for families and providers. You can read more about the plan and why the trainings were developed here: State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

Early Intervention Program Curricula/Courses

To register for any of the courses listed below, please go to the NYLearnsPH Learning Management System

Introduction to Service Coordination Course Description

Service coordinators have the responsibility of providing families of children referred to the EIP with necessary information, guidance and support, beginning at referral to the EIP and continuing throughout the time they participate in the program. Along with a thorough working knowledge of the EIP, service coordinators must possess the skills necessary to work in a partnership with families and other professionals to ensure children and families participating in the EIP receive needed information, supports and services. In recognition of this, Early Intervention regulation 10 NYCRR Section 69-4.4(b) specifies, and the New York State Department of Health Provider Agreement requires, all providers of service coordination in the EIP to successfully complete this State sponsored training course, prior to rendering service coordination services to children and families in the EIP.

This Introduction to Service Coordination training curriculum contains current and necessary information for service coordinators to assist them in performing the required service coordination activities in the EIP.

All EIP Service Coordinators must take this course in its entirety and receive a certificate of completion, prior to rendering service coordination to children and families in the EIP

Early Intervention Evaluation, Assessment, and Eligibility Determination

This course is designed to provide early intervention providers with the information they need to perform screenings, multidisciplinary evaluations (MDEs), and make Early Intervention Program (EIP) eligibility determinations in compliance with federal and State laws and regulations. The course reviews: the steps in the process from referral to eligibility determination in the EIP, the roles and responsibilities of the MDE team members, and the required components of the MDE (including, but not limited to developmental assessment tools, determining eligibility in the EIP, and reporting the results of a screening and/or MDE).

Early Intervention Program Training Contractor

Family Initiative Coordination Services Project

The Family Initiative Coordination Services Project (FIC) facilitates, supports and develops parent involvement in all levels of the EIP. The FIC develops and implements a training program, referred to as Partners, that provides parents with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, network with each other, and learn how to become better advocates for the care of their child with special needs on the local, state, and national levels. The Family Initiative Coordination Services Project was developed in collaboration with Early Intervention contractor, Just Kids.

The Partners Training Program is a free training program available to families of children in the Early Intervention Program. It is scheduled quarterly throughout the year, on a rotating basis, within five different regions of New York State (NYS).

Below, you will find the upcoming training schedule by region, for 2023. (Please note, should conditions warrant, Session II may be held virtually.)

Northeast Region

Session I (Virtual) - Saturday, August 26, 2023

Session II (In-Person) - Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2023

Downstate Region

Session I (Virtual) - Saturday, November 4, 2023

Session II (In-Person) – Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2023

For more information, including how to apply for this training, please visit the eiFamilies website at: https://www.eifamilies.com/ei-training-you-ei-partners-training-project

Just Kids
P.O. Box 12
Middle Island, NY 11953
Phone: (631) 205-0502
Fax: (631) 924-4602
Website: http://www.eifamilies.com
E-mail: angelamfurci@justkidseclc.org