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!
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.
FFY 17 Part C Application
Click here to access Ohio's FFY17 Part C Application to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).