We provide a wide range of programs and services for children with developmental delays.
Early intervention is a program for infants and toddlers who demonstrate or have a high probability of developmental delays. Home and community based evaluations and direct services are offered under the guidelines established by the NYSDOH Bureau of Early Intervention. Learn More →
OT, PT, and Speech services are provided for children aged 3-5 who have meet their school District’s eligibility requirements. Services are provided at home, in the community, or at the child’s preschool program. Learn More →
Our staff work alongside district personnel to provide services to children in their school setting. Learn More →
Staff are available to provide professional training to interested groups, staffing for kindergarten screenings, program/service audits, and independent evaluations. Learn More →
- For children ages birth – 2 who demonstrate or are at risk for developmental delays
- Provided in Erie, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties through an agreement with NYS
- Evaluations and services provided in the child’s natural environment
- Special Instruction, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are available
- Services by Teachers of the Deaf or Visually Impaired are available
The Early Intervention Program is a public program for infants and toddlers with special needs. Children with certain diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays are eligible for this program. Children with no diagnosis who have delays in development may be eligible if their delays are serious enough. Parents are encouraged to contact the NYS Early Intervention Program at (518) 473-7016 for assistance with the referral process. Once evaluated by an approved evaluator, if a child is determined eligible by the municipality to participate in the program, services are provided at no cost to families. The county arranges the services to be provided and then chooses the provider based on the needs of the child and family. The child’s health insurance may be used to cover some program costs, but all other costs for EIP services are paid by the county and New York State. The EIP covers the cost of early intervention services only. It does not pay for daycare or other fees charged by community settings.
ITS of WNY holds a provider agreement with the NYS Dept of Health to provide Early Intervention services in Erie, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming Counties. Our services include multi-disciplinary evaluations and direct therapy which may include speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy as well as special instruction by certified special education teachers. The agency also offers services by a teacher of the deaf and a teacher of the visually impaired if a child presents with vision or hearing difficulties. Services primarily take place in a child's home, daycare center, or a caregiver's home, at the direction of the child's family.
In addition to individual services offered in the child’s natural setting, ITS of WNY offers services in a variety of formats, including developmental group intervention and parent/child groups. These groups are offered for those children and their families who may benefit from services that take place in a group setting alongside peers.Groups are held at our office or at a nearby neighborhood or community site, as determined by the child’s Early Intervention team and as approved on the Individualized Family Service Plan, by the child’s municipality.Back to Top
- For children ages 3 – 5
- Provided in Erie, Genesee, and Wyoming Counties
- Requires school district approval
- Follows the school calendar of each district
- Services take place in a variety of settings
ITS of WNY holds contracts with Genesee, Erie and Wyoming Counties to provide OT, PT and speech services for children aged 3-5, who have been approved by their local school district's Committee on Preschool Special Education.
Services are provided during the school year, follow the school calendar of each district, and are designed to support the child's educational program. Services take place in a child's home, nursery school, child-care center, or universal pre-K classroom, as deemed appropriate by the child's Committee on Preschool Special Education.
ITS of WNY therapists are also available to provide extended school year services, if approved by the school district.Back to Top
- Provided in Genesee, Orleans, Erie, Wyoming, and Livingston counties
- Available in 15 districts
- Services take place in the child's school
ITS of WNY holds more than 15 school district contracts in a large geographic area, including schools operating in Genesee, Orleans, Erie, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties. Our therapists work within each school building alongside district personnel in order to collaborate with other professionals, while providing quality services to students in their home districts.Back to Top
- Independent evaluations for school-aged students
- In-service training
- Program reviews/audits
ITS of WNY professionals are available for short-term projects, including staffing for kindergarten screenings in local schools, program and related service audits, and independent related service evaluations when requested by school district administrators. Our knowledgeable, experienced staff are also available to provide trainings to local childcare centers, schools and special interest groups.Back to Top