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Children's & Early Intervention Services

Children playing outside

The Services We Provide

The Children’s Department strives to make sure that every child reaches his or her full potential by assisting young children and their families in coordinating various transitions throughout life, from age 3 into adulthood.

With a focus on the child’s strengths, needs and goals, the department:

  • Assists children and families in navigating the school system and school transitions
  • Encourages independence, self-advocacy and community membership
  • Coordinates services with community agencies such as Mental Health, Social Security, Medicaid and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Guides future planning, which might include steps after graduation and community employment

Above all, the Children’s Department strives to ensure sure that you understand where your child is developmentally, what services are available in the community, and where you can turn for assistance or advice.

If you have any questions, please contact the Children’s Department at 419-380-4000. And remember, there is no charge to families in Lucas County for the services we provide.


Boy playing with blocks in the EI playroom at the Lucas County Board of DD
A boy playing with blocks during a visit to a playroom at our Children's Department.

Early Intervention Services

The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides Early Intervention services and supports that enhance a family’s ability to meet the developmental needs of their child. Families gain knowledge that helps them build upon their natural strengths.

Early Intervention Services Evaluation and Assessment

Evaluations and assessments are used to identify the unique strengths and needs of the child in the following areas:
• Thinking and learning skills
• Social and emotional skills
• Movement skills
• Talking and understanding
• Eating, dressing and sleeping

Screenings are completed for:
• Vision
• Hearing
• Nutrition
• Health and safety

Developmental Checklists

1 to 3 months

4 to 7 months

8 to 12 months

12 to 24 months

24 to 36 months

36 to 48 months

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