Calculating Dates to Plan Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education
Many children who receive Early Intervention Program (EIP) services may also be eligible for special education programs and services as preschoolers. In this case, several key dates are defined in law and regulation relating to the action steps within the transition planning process from EIP to preschool special education programs and/or services. There is now a calculator located at http://eservices.nysed.gov/ei that will assist interested parties in identifying those key dates for individual children. By entering the child’s birth date as instructed, key dates within the transition process will be generated. You may print out that page for future reference. Further regulatory guidelines are available on the New York State Association of Counties and the New York State Education Department websites at http://www.nysac.org and http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/ respectively.