Our Children First provides authorized services in our therapeutic center:
Our Children First contracts with school districts to provide authorized services for students age 5 and older.
- Individual & Group Therapies
- Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Speech/Language Therapy
- Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS)
Our Children First offers services in school setting, as well as our therapeutic center:
Parents who are concerned about the development of their preschool age child (ages3-5) may refer their child to their school district's Committee for Preschool Special Education (CPSE) to request an evaluation. The CPSE determines eligibility and authorization of special education services.
-Occupational, Physical or Speech Therapy
-Social skills and Speech groups
-Parent Training and Counseling
Our Children First is approved by New York State and has a contract with New York City to provide the following early intervention services:
- speech therapy
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- social worker
- special education teachers
- ABA services
- Sensory Gym available out our facility
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county government for children birth to 3 years who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services: If you as a parent have concerns about your child’s development, you can call the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, EIP at 311 to refer your child or you may ask our office and we will make the referral to New York City County on your behalf. All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health Insurance may be used for approved services. Your child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract and all services must be authorized by the county. If your child is found eligible for services, you will meet with an official of the City’s Early Intervention Program, the initial service coordinator and the evaluation site representative to develop the Individualized Family Service Plan (“IFSP”).