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Child Success Stories

We of course can talk about our own success at great lengths. Nothing speaks louder for us and the tremendous success rate our EI services have achieved better than the many happy parents whose children we have worked with.

Crisis in the Home
A married woman was eight months pregnant when she lost her father, only one year after losing her mother. She gave birth to two premature twin boys, and both children required surgical repairs for birth defects. Within several months, Dad, Mom, and their older son were beside themselves with the constant screaming both day and night due to the babies’ colic. As the twins grew, and the months dragged on, no amount of coddling or medication seemed to calm them. At 23 months of age, the colic had gone away, but the boys were still screaming for the majority of their waking hours. They began banging their heads against the floor and walls. The entire family was “set on edge,” as there was a constant feeling of tension in the home. READ MORE

Crisis in Daycare
A premature child who spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit was born with webbed fingers and a deformed pinky on his dominant hand. At 17 months, the pediatric orthopedist recommended occupational therapy, after surgery, to help the child learn to pick up a cheerio and place it in his mouth. The child experienced difficulty with this task, and began to tantrum often because of his frustration with himself. READ MORE

The Big Picture
A two-year old boy only spoke five words and n
one of them clearly. The family had the child evaluated for services, and the KidsKare evaluators found that the toddler was not only delayed in speech, but in his fine motor and gross motor skills, and sensory issues as well. He wasn’t walking up stairs, he couldn’t lift both feet off the ground to jump, he couldn’t feed himself, and he wouldn’t touch any thing “mushy.” The parents didn’t realize that their son should have already been doing all these things. All they knew was that he should have been talking more. READ MORE

KidsKare's Early Intervention Program is funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health; in New York City, by the New York City Department of Mental Health and Mental Hygiene. In NYC, call 3-1-1 to refer a child to Early Intervention or the Totline telephone number at: (800) 577-2229. All authorized services, including service coordination, evaluations and therapy, may be provided at no cost to parents, regardless of insurance coverage; in Orange County, by the Orange County Department of Health; in Westchester County, by the Westchester County Department of Health; in Suffolk County, by the Suffolk County Department of Health; in Nassau County, by the Nassau County Department of Health. In Nassau County, any services provided are based on the child’s needs as determined by the County Early Intervention Program; an early intervention official will determine the location and provider of any needed services. The Early Intervention Program is a statewide program administered by the New York State Department of Health, and in Nassau County, by the Nassau County Department of Health. In Nassau County, all children under age three years who may need Early Intervention Services must be referred to the Early Intervention Program directly at: 516-571-3749 to refer a child to an Early Intervention Official. For elsewhere in NY State, you may call the Growing Up Healthy 24-Hour Hotline 1-800-522-5006. All information and forms provided on this website are proprietary, and reside under strict copyright protection, and may not be copied or used in any manner without the expressed written permission of KidsKare, LLC. The EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM and early intervention services available through the Early Intervention Program are for children less than three years of age who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay and/or disability. The EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM is a public program funded by New York State and county governments. All children must be referred to the municipality to access EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM services, including the municipal agency’s telephone number. KidsKare is approved as a provider of EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM services and under contract with the aforementioned municipalities to deliver EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM services. All services provided under the EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents, but that health insurance may be accessed for reimbursement for early intervention services provided to eligible children and their families. Eligibility for the EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM can be determined only by State-approved evaluators under contract with the municipality. If a child is found eligible for the EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality. When early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations. Eligibility for the EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM can be determined only through a multidisciplinary evaluation conducted by a State-approved EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM evaluator under contract with the municipality, and that such evaluation must be obtained through a referral to the appropriate municipal agency responsible for local administration of the NYS EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM; if the parent objects to referral of the child to such municipal agency, the provider is obligated to maintain written documentation of the parent’s objection to the referral and actions taken to follow-up with the parent, provide the parent with the name and telephone number of the early intervention official, and within two months, follow- up with the parent and if appropriate, refer the child unless the parent objects, the municipality is responsible for arranging for delivery of services listed in an IFSP with an appropriate provider, in accordance with the individualized needs of the child and family. Selection of an evaluator to conduct the multidisciplinary evaluation of the potentially eligible child after the child has been referred to the municipality. KidsKare does not in any way engage in the following: request by the child’s parent(s) to the municipality for the provider to deliver EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM services to the child and family; a request by the family’s service coordinator, evaluator, or other EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM provider to the municipality for the provider to deliver EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM services to the child and family; payment, performance evaluations, or other awards or benefits for employees or subcontractors of State-approved EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM providers (i.e., payments or bonuses by an agency for its employees or subcontractors that are based on the number of referrals and/or services received).