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Early Intervention Mediation (Birth to Age 3)
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.
Disagree with a determination or delivery of services?
The mediation program is designed to help early intervention program participants create options for resolving disputes surrounding
Mediation is a voluntary process under Part C of the IDEA that brings people together to resolve disagreements. An impartial, qualified and trained mediator helps participants communicate with each other so that everyone has an opportunity to express concerns and offer solutions. The following items are important to remember and are discussed further in this document:
What is Mediation?
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
Early Intervention Steps: A Parent's Basic Guide to the Early Intervention Program (Multiple Languages)
Early Intervention Forms (Multiple Languages)