Early Intervention Services

Early intervention services are provided to children birth through two (2) years of who have a developmental delay or are at risk for having a developmental delay (see: eligibility criteria for infants and toddlers). Referrals for early intervention services are made through the Portage County Help Me Grow Program at www.helpmegrow.ohio.gov/.

Early intervention means services and supports are provided as early as possible
to enhance the family's ability to meet the developmental needs of their child.
Early intervention services and supports are designed to identify the presence
of a disability, delay, or risk-factors which may lead to a delay, and provide
interventions responsive to the preferences of the family that maximize the
child's optimal growth and development. Early intervention services are provided in one of several program components: Early Intervention Services, Home-Based Services or Clinic Appointments.