Early Intervention

Welcome to Early Intervention of Allen County

Early Intervention is a voluntary and confidential program for families with children (birth to age 3) with developmental delays or medical conditions that may result in a delay.

Helping children and families wherever they choose to live, play and spend their day.

We believe that:

Children learn best in everyday experiences in their own environment.  Services are provided at home, daycare, playgroups or other locations convenient for the family.

Parents know their child best.  Our service focuses on what is important to the family regarding their child.  Our Team will help you address challenges in daily routines such as meal time, bath time, bed time.

Children lean from someone they love.  The parent or primary caregiver is a vital member of the team.  We will coach parents to help enhance and develop the skills of their child.  Team members will provide families with developmental activities they can do with their child during family routines.

What to Expect?

This video walks you through what to expect in Early Intervention.

A Service Coordinator will meet with your family in your home to discuss the Early Intervention program and guide you through the evaluation and assessment process.

Once a child is determined eligible for early intervention services, your local EI Team will discuss with you the goals, priorities and needed support for your child.  A plan and schedule will then be developed through the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).

The EI Team includes:


Service Coordinator

Developmental Specialist

Occupational Therapist

Physical Therapist

Speech and Language Pathologist

Concerned about Autism?

Call our Early Intervention Program at 419-221-1262, Ext. 1017.  Our EI Team collaborates with Dr. Lopez and the Health Partners of Western Ohio to complete a multi factored evaluation and assessment. This project is targeted for children 18 months to age 3.


If you have a concern about your child’s development, please call our office at 419-221-1262 or click here:

Referral for Services

Ohio Early Intervention



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