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Early Intervention (EI) supports families of young children with developmental delays and disabilities. EI services are typically provided in your home or other places your family spends time, and they build on your ability to enhance your child’s learning and development.



Infants and toddlers from birth to age three when there is a concern about development or a medical diagnosis that could potentially affect development.



After referral, your local EI program will assign a service coordinator to your family. Your service coordinator will serve as your primary EI contact and will support your family on your journey in EI. If your child is eligible for EI, your service coordinator will get your consent to complete a child and family assessment. Your EI team will learn more about your child’s interests and abilities and your family’s routines and priorities. They will use this information to develop the outcomes you would like to achieve. These outcomes become part of your family’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The outcomes on your IFSP are written based on what you want your child or family to be able to do within your family’s real-life routines and activities. They use your own words and focus on what is important to your family. The IFSP also describes which service or services will be needed to help you meet the outcomes.



In recent years, more than 95% of Ohio parents whose children were served in EI reported that they were better able to support their child in learning new things and gaining new skills. A similar number reported that EI helped them communicate their child’s needs to others.


Visit the Ohio Early Intervention website below. 
Click below to view the Early Intervention brochure.
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