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The Early Intervention Mediation Program was established in 1993 to provide services for infants and toddlers, ages 0-3 years old, with developmental delay or disabilities and their families. Title II-A of Article 25 of the Public Health Law established the right of a parent who disagrees with the determination of an evaluator or Early Intervention official to mediation and or an impartial hearing to resolve their dispute.


The mediation program is designed to help early intervention program participants  create options for resolving disputes surrounding eligibility determination, delivery of services to the child, or to improve communication between parents and early intervention personnel.

NYSDRA has contracted with the Department of Health to mediate these conflicts through the statewide network of CDRCs so disputes of this nature can be dealt with promptly and conveniently.

For more information:
Find a CDRC or contact Elise Friello at

Additional resources:
New York State Department of Health

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