Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention Services (formerly Help Me Grow)

Early Intervention is a statewide system that provides coordinated services to parents of young children, birth to age 3, with developmental delays or disabilities.

  • Infant and toddler health and development are the primary areas of focus.
  • Services are delivered to eligible Montgomery County families until a child's third birthday.
  • Families choose services and resources to help them reach goals they find important for their child.
  • Program guidance comes from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Local administration is overseen by the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council.

A healthy pregnancy and the first three years of life are the most critical to a child's development. Sometimes as they grow, children have trouble seeing, hearing, talking, walking, or may have other special needs. When families or professionals have concerns about a child's medical, educational, developmental, or social/emotional well-being, they can call one central number in Montgomery County. Families are linked to early intervention providers or other early childhood health and education programs. Services focus on infant and toddler development and families choose services and resources to help them reach goals they find important.

You can also make a referral by calling 937-208-GROW (4769) or 937-208-7565 TTY / TDD.

Download this helpful Community Resource Guide (PDF) for resources for young children and their families in Montgomery County. The information is provided as a service to parents of children and is representative of services in Montgomery County but should not be considered an exhaustive list.