Youth Advocate Services
Promoting Positive Futures

Ohio Early Intervention (EI) is a statewide system that provides coordinated early intervention services to parents of eligible children under the age of three with developmental delays or disabilities. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings.

YAS Service Coordinators work along side service providers and local families to develop a coordinated plan called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The family and service team works through the IFSP plan to use the family's existing supports and resources—and build upon them—to learn to enhance the child’s learning and development. YAS’ Service Coordinators guide the family through every aspect of the process, from program entry until the child transitions out by age three.

Ohio Early Intervention

Call 1-800-755-GROW (4769) or submit the referral form online.

Our Ohio Early Intervention services are guided by Ohio Department of Health's evidenced-based parent support program known as Help Me Grow that encourages early prenatal and well-baby care, as well as parenting education to promote the comprehensive health and development of children. This early childhood program strives to ensure that parents receive the individualized care and support needed to live a healthy and happy life. 


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ohio early intervention services

Making a referral is the first and easy step for Franklin County parents who have questions or concerns about their infant or child.

The easiest and most streamlined way to make a referral for Ohio Early Intervention services can be made one of two ways:

Call 1-800-755-GROW(4769)

or click here to make an online referral