Ottawa County Board of DD

Total Votes: 0  
Interest: 68

235 N. Toussaint South Road
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449

Email Us
View Mobile Site
Administrative Login

Display Number: 45013
Early Intervention

The first three years of life are the most critical in a child's development. There are typical signs of growth and development, and each child learns and grows differently. Parents are often the first to notice when their child is not learning or growing like other infants and toddlers. Sometimes, as they grow, children may have trouble seeing, hearing, talking, walking or have other special needs. That's when Early Intervention can help.

Early Intervention has four goals:

  • to enhance the development of infants & toddlers with disabilities;
  • reduce educational costs by minimizing the need for special education;
  • minimize the likelihood of institutionalization and maximize independent living;
  • and, to enhance the capacity of families to meet their child’s developmental needs.

We offer parents information about child development, activities to enhance development and referrals to community resources which provide services to children under the age of 3 and their families.

If your child is determined eligible, services may include:

  • Developmental screenings, assessments, and evaluations
  • Home visiting
  • Service coordination
  • Link you to specialized services your child may need (i.e. Physical, Occupational & Speech therapies)
  • Assistance with the transition to preschool
  • Family Support
  • Development of an IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan

Click Here to Learn More

Your browser must support cookies to use the shopping cart.
The Board is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Ottawa County Commissioners or the Probate Judge. The law requires that at least three of the Board members are family members of individuals who either receive, or are eligible to receive, services from the Board. All Board members serve on a voluntary basis with no compensation for their services.