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Ohio Bureau of Early Intervention Services, Help Me Grow - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Ohio Bureau of Early Intervention Services, Help Me Grow
Department of Health
246 North High, Fifth Floor
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
(614) 564-2598 (Fax)
HMG@odh.ohio.gov
http://www.helpmegrow.ohio.gov/

Brief Description

Help Me Grow is Ohis birth to 3 system that provides state and federal funds to county Family and Children First Councils to be used in conjunction with state, local and other federal fund to implement and maintain a coordinated, community-based infrastructure that promotes transdisciplinary, family-centered services for expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers and their families. The Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention Services is the lead agency administering the Help Me Grow program in Ohio. The Bureau ensures that services to Part C eligible infants and toddlers are provided in accordance with federal Part C guidelines; families have access to the services which are needed to enhance their health and child's development; and training is available to ensure that professionals who work with children and families have up-to-date information.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 43000
Geographic area served: Ohio.

Staff

Nathan DeDino, Part C Coordinator & Early Intervention Program Administrator, nathan.dedino@dodd.ohio.gov

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Early Intervention/Infant Services
    • Lead agency for Ohio's early intervention system as required under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Coordinates early intervention services in Ohio for disabled infants and toddlers birth to three years. Provides many types of services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. A system of providers works together to provide early identification and family-centered services that ensure that a child receives the proper medical care and access to community resources.
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides information and referral to families.
  • Support for Parents
    • Provides appropriate specialized services and will help parents identify present and future needs of their child.
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