Children Services

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) program focuses on children birth to age 21.

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What to Expect

  • Information, referrals and advocacy for children who may require health or related services of a type or amount beyond that typically required by children
  • Case management is a free service under this program, offering outreach and referral to connect families with appropriate services

Early Intervention

Early Intervention (EI) Program is a state wide program that serves children birth to 3 years of age.

What to Expect

  • The New York State EI Program provides many services to families with children birth to age 3 with a suspected developmental delay or diagnosed condition
  • Referrals can be made by a parent, physician, daycare provider or other adult involved in the child's life
  • Services are based on the needs of the child and services can be provided in the family home or a community setting, services may include:
    • Service Coordination
    • Special Instruction
    • Speech Pathology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy

For more information, visit  NYS Department of Health Early Intervention Program

Child Find

Child Find monitors children birth to 3 years of age who are at risk for delay in development. 

What to Expect

  • Home visits by a nurse as necessary for guidance about your child's growth and development
  • Growth and development screenings and assessments may be done if not already done by your doctor

Preschool Special Education Program

This program provides services to children age 3 to 5 years old who exhibit delays in development that may affect academic success.

What to Expect

  • To make a referral parents can call the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) in the district where they live
  • A team of professionals will evaluate your child
  • Eligibility will be determined by the CPSE
  • Yates County contracts for and pays for the evaluations, services and transportation if needed for eligible children

For more information, visit  Preschool Home Special Education

All programs are voluntary and provided at no cost to families.