Children, birth to 3 years, with communication and/or developmental disabilities and who are in need of specialized services, may be eligible for the Early Intervention Program. The program is coordinated through the county in which the child resides. Parents with concerns about their child's development may inquire about the Early Intervention Program in Chautauqua County at 716-363-4788, in Erie County at 716-858-6374, or in Niagara County at 716-278-8180. Once eligibility is determined by a State-approved evaluator under contract with the municipality, a service coordinator will act as a parent liaison and assist you in accessing available services authorized by the municipality. Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center is approved by New York State and has contracts with Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua counties to provide Early Intervention services and evaluations. The Early Intervention Program is a public program funded by New York State and county governments.