Early Intervention includes service and supports to families who have a infant and toddler, ages 0-2, who have a developmental delay or disability. Early Intervention Services through the Jackson County Board of Developmental Disabilities (JCBDD) is a free specialized service component of the Help Me Grow (HMG) system, a collaborative initiative of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODDD), the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
Early Intervention Services are identified for each child and family through development of an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). The IFSP is the guide to what the family and team decide is the best outcome for their child. Early Intervention Services are provided in the family home by the County Board of Developmental Disabilities in accordance with mandates of the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5126, through ODDD Early Intervention Rule, and through ODH policy and procedures.