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.
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
For more information:
Find a CDRC or contact Alison Ritchie, Director of Program Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York State Department of Health