Early Intervention

Early Intervention (EI) is program that supports families with children birth through age two. EI interventionists work with families to identify possible areas of delay in their child’s development. They also help the family to enhance their child’s learning and development through everyday routines already familiar to the child. Learn more at the Ohio Early Intervention website

Watch this brief video to see how it works!


Visit the Help Me Grow website to find an EI Interventionist in your area.

Preschool and School-age

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is the lead agency for preschool and school age special education (ages 3 through 21). The Office for Exceptional Children provides leadership, assistance and oversight to school districts and other entities  that provide differentiated instruction for students with disabilities.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child who has a disability that interferes with his or her education, or if your child is suspected of having such a disability, you may find the Whose IDEA Is This? handbook a useful resource for your child’s education.

Please visit the Ohio Department of Education website to learn more. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please contact ODE's Office of Exceptional Children.