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How is eligibility determined?

November 2, 2015

All referred children receive a multidisciplinary evaluation to determine eligibility for services. The NYS definition of developmental delay means that a child has not attained certain milestones expected for the child’s age adjusted for prematurity. A developmental delay is a delay that has been measured by qualified personnel using appropriate diagnostic procedures which document:
– a 12-month delay in one functional area;
– 33% delay in one functional area or 25% in each of two areas;
– 2 standard deviations below the mean in one functional area or 1.5 standard deviation below the mean in each of two functional areas