Early Intervention

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Parent with a child in the EI program

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. 

Our goal is for the child’s family to learn from our team of highly trained professionals so they can work with the child in the home during the family’s everyday routines. 

For more state wide information on Early Intervention in Ohio, visit the Ohio Early Intervention website  

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