Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310
Suite #2
Canton, New York 13617-1476

Public Health Director

James Rich, MPH


Ph: 315-386-2325
Fx: 315-386-2203

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

September - May

June, July & August: 8 AM - 4 PM


St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
Early Intervention Program


Program Goal

To support and promote the development of those infants and toddlers who have special needs related to developmental delays and to enhance the capacity of their families to meet their needs.


Children may receive Early Intervention Program (EI) services if they are age birth to three and meet eligibility criteria for developmental delay, or a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay (in one or more of the developmental areas of: physical; cognitive; communication; social-emotional or adaptive).


Any one can refer a child under three years of age to the EI Program. EI services available to eligible children and their families may include:

  • Service Coordination
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Speech/Language Pathology
  • Special Instruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work Services
  • Family Training or Counseling
  • Nursing Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Other Related Services

These services are typically provided in the child’s home or at another location (such as a child care site) where the child typically spends his or her time.

For Information

Contact the Early Intervention Program at 386-2325

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