Early Intervention services for infants and young children who have exhibited a delay in one or more areas are crucial for a child's future development. This New York State certified program may begin serving children immediately after birth to assist with their developmental needs. Our professional team, including service coordinators, special education teachers, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists and medical personnel, work with you to develop a unique program to meet your child’s specific needs. This team conducts comprehensive developmental evaluations and provides ongoing Early Intervention service coordination and treatment.
Support for you as a parent is available and designed to offer services and training to aid in promoting the growth and development of your child. Parents help select desired services based on their child’s needs and can decide where to receive these supports. Some families prefer to have the therapists come to their homes and others choose our program sites or other locations in the community.
Services are offered through your County at no out-of-pocket expense to you. Contact the County Department of Health Office for any concerns about your child’s development. If your child is found to be eligible for services, you will work with a team of experts on a plan to support your child.
To obtain a referral, please call the county office:
- Oneida County: (315) 798-5249
- Herkimer County: (315) 867-1430
- Madison County: (315) 366-2361
- Lewis County: (315) 376-5401
For more information about the Early Intervention program at Upstate Cerebral Palsy, please contact
Jennifer Malpezzi, Director II of Early Childhood Services, at (315) 797-4080 ext. 2321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.