Early Intervention (formerly Help Me Grow)

A statewide system that provides coordinated services to parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays in Ohio.

See what Early Intervention (EI) looks like and who will work with your family.

Formerly -called Help Me Grow (HMG) is Ohiorsquos 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 funds to implement and maintain a coordinated, community-based infrastructure that promotes trans-disciplinary, family-centered services for expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers and their families. The Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Early Intervention Services (BEIS) is the lead agency administering HMG program in Ohio.

BEIS ensures:

  • 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.

HMG is administered through 88 county-level offices throughout the state. Through the 88 counties, children and families in every county in Ohio can access Early Intervention services. Anyone can refer a child to HMG. In order to refer a child to HMG for an evaluation, contact the central site office that serves the county in which the child and family reside or select the referral link at the top of the page.

BEIS staff who administer the HMG program do so with the assistance of state partners from the Ohio Family and Children First Council, Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and the Family Information Network (FIN) of Ohio. Select the links below to access contact information for the regional and central office staff for HMG’s state partners.

Ohio Family and Children First Council
Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Family Information Network (FIN) of Ohio