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EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES


WHAT IS EARLY INTERVENTION?

Early intervention provides family-centered services for infants and toddlers from birth to age three with a medical diagnosis or developmental delay.



WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Once your child is determined eligible for services, a team of early intervention professionals will support you and your family. Members of the team include a Help Me Grow Service Coordinator and an Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist, a Speech/Language Pathologist, and a Developmental Specialist from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

One of the team members will serve as your Primary Service Provider (PSP). This person will visit you and your child in your home or other places you regularly spend time. At each visit, you and your PSP will work together to support your child’s development during everyday activities. The PSP will consult with other team members as needed and they may join the PSP on visits with you.

The Service Coordinator is the team member who helps guide you through services. Your Service Coordinator will learn about your family, daily activities, and your hopes and priorities for your child. He or she will listen to your goals for your child, help to put needed services in place, and monitor your child’s progress on an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Your Service Coordinator also helps you through the eligibility process, schedules evaluations and assessments for your child, and works with your PSP and other team members to ensure a smooth delivery of services.

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Cuyahoga County Early Intervention Services



HOW TO ACCESS EARLY INTERVENTION IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY

It is not uncommon for parents and family members to be concerned when their baby or toddler does not seem to be meeting his or her milestones. You do not have to wait for a referral to early intervention! If you are concerned about your child’s development, call us at (216) 698-7500 and ask to have your child evaluated.

If you are a professional making a referral for a child under the age of three that lives in Cuyahoga County, please use our Referral Form. The referral form can be submitted via fax to (216) 391-6106 or via email to OhioReferrals@helpmegrow.org. You can also contact us by phone at (216) 698-7500.  

Early Intervention is supported by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.


       
   

     

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