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Division for Children with Special Needs

Programs and Services:


Early Intervention

The Early Intervention Program is responsible for identifying, locating and tracking infants and toddlers, birth through two years of age who are considered at-risk for a developmental delay.

Early Intervention also ensures that a multi-disciplinary evaluation is provided to children with a suspected or confirmed delay.


Eligible children and their families receive services based on an individualized family service plan unique to each child’s developmental needs.


Services are facilitated by a service coordinator provided at no cost to the family.

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Preschool Special Education Program

Otsego County is fiscally responsible for providing services to preschool children with disabilities ages 3-5 years.(click here for more information)


    Evaluation and Education Services


Approved New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department evaluator and service provider for special education (children birth through 5 years of age).


Further Information

Contact the Division for Children with Special Needs at (607) 547-6474.





Early Intervention Official:

Heidi Bond

Pubic Health Director

Susanne Eschler EIOD

Program Coordinator:

Susanne Eschler MSEd.

Business Office Manager:

Cheryl Strong


Division For Children
With Special Needs

140 County Highway 33W

Suite 3
Cooperstown, NY

Phone: 607-547-6474
FAX:      607-547-6402


Office Hours:      8:00 - 5:00

Summer Hours: 8:00 - 4:00

                         ( July-August)