Early Intervention is a statewide system that provides coordinated services to parents of children from birth to the child’s third birthday with disabilities.
EI is a Coordinated System
EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. That’s why your local EI team, which includes a service coordinator and service providers, works with you in your home or other places you and your family spend time to develop a coordinated plan.
EI Is Built on a Developmental Approach
EI builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist parents and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through everyday routines. It is a collaborative, home and community based system where you and a team work together to provide ongoing support to the child.
Providers: Developmental Specialist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, EI Hearing Specialist, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
In Ohio, the Early Intervention Program fulfills the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C (Early Intervention program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities). The full text of the law is online at idea.ed.gov/download/statute.html
Anyone can make a referral. Parents or guardians may contact Adams/Brown Early Intervention directly. Medical providers and all other agencies need to contact Help Me Grow Central Coordination at 1800-755-GROW or 513- 434-3322