IPRO has obtained a new, five-year contract to conduct statewide quality assurance activities for Early Intervention service providers and municipalities in New York. IPRO‘s team monitors therapeutic and support services provided to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. The IPRO team successfully renewed its contract with the State of New York for the five-year period from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2021 – IPRO has been reviewing EI services in New York for the past 14 years. The New York State Early Intervention Program is part of the national program. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention. To be eligible for services, children must be under three years of age and have a confirmed disability or established developmental delay, in one or more of the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional, and/or adaptive.