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 developmental delays and disabilities. The program is part of Ohio’s Help Me Grow (Website) 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.
Our Early Intervention (EI) Department provides screenings and evaluations for children to identify concerns in early development. After completing our initial evaluations and assessments, we will work to create supports that are individualized to fit the unique needs of your family.
In addition to customized supports, several of our team members have completed advanced training through the PLAY Project (Website) and are able to offer PLAY Project as a family-implemented autism intervention. The PLAY Project offers research-based autism strategies and activities that focus on play and relationships to support the social and emotional growth of the child with autism.
Meet the Team
Our Early Intervention Team is made up of 9 professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and training that allow us to best serve the unique needs of your family. Depending on the needs of your family, the person you see the most could be a Developmental Specialist, a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or Physical Therapist. You can download our Meet the Team (PDF) to learn more about each person’s role on the team!
Referrals begin with our partners at Help Me Grow (Website) and Ohio Early Intervention (Website). From there, you’ll be assigned a service coordinator from the Wood County Board of DD who will assist your family through the intake process. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting their 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.