Help Me Grow
Early Intervention (EI) is a statewide system that provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. Every family served in EI will have a local EI team that consists of a service coordinator, service providers, and your family. Your team works with you in your home or other places you and your family spend time to develop a coordinated plan called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). You and your team will work through your IFSP plan to use your existing supports and resources—and build upon them—to learn to enhance your child’s learning and development.
To get more information about Early Intervention (EI) in your county, contact your contract manager or Family and Children First Council coordinator by visiting the Ohio Early Intervention website.
Making a referral to Help Me Grow is the first and easy step for pregnant women, parents, and caregivers who have questions or concerns about their pregnancy, infant, or child under the age of three.
One referral to Help Me Grow opens the door to many programs that support families. If you are not the child’s parent, you may still make a referral. Help Me Grow will first contact the child’s parent before proceeding.