Wood County Board of DD’s Early Intervention (EI) is a family-centered program for children from birth to 3 years of age who have certain medical conditions, developmental delays and disabilities. The program is part of Ohio’s Help Me Grow System. Our services are based on the idea that children learn best through everyday experiences with people they know and are comfortable with. Your child’s best teacher is YOU, and our team of professionals at Wood County Board of DD are here to support your family every step of the way as your child learns and develops.

Department Services 

Our department will provide screenings and evaluations to identify concerns you may have in your child’s early development. After completing the evaluation, our department will work with you to establish the outcomes you want your child to meet and create supports that are customized to fit your family’s needs. 


Meet the Team 

Our team of Primary Service Providers have a diverse educational background that includes nursing, social work, and education as well as advanced training in The PLAY Project (a research-based autism program that focus on play and relationships to support the social and emotional growth of children with autism). Our educational background and training allows us to best serve your family.  


Get Started

Eligibility determination for services begins with our partners at Ohio Early Intervention. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting his developmental milestones or have just received a diagnosis of a developmental disability such as Down syndrome, Autism spectrum disorder, or a genetic condition, please contact Ohio Early Intervention at 800-755-4769 to get started. You will be assigned a Service Coordinator from Help Me Grow who can assist you through the intake process.