128 South Main Street New Lexington, Ohio 43764

Cindy Aiello, Director of Non-Vocational & Children Services

1-800-557-6575 Toll Free

 Phone: (740) 342-7722  Fax: (740)342-0418


Help Me Grow

Who is eligible?

First time expectant mothers

First time parents with a child under the age of 6 months

Any family with a child under the age of 3 with a parent in active military duty

ALL children must meet HMG income and family guidelines

Help Me Grow Home Visiting Program Provides information and activities that help infants and toddlers grow and learn…Read more…

HMG brochure

HMG ODH Resource Guide 2014

Tots Group

TOTS is a county-wide collaborative group consisting of parents and representatives from education, health, social services, and others who are committed to infants and young children with special needs and their families. Please call the Help Me Grow office for times and dates of those meetings. Parents are provided a small stipend for attending and child care is provided.

Parents as teachers (p.a.t)

P.A.T. Educators believe “all parents will be their children’s best first teacher.” These trained and certified educators provide home visits, child development information, and parent education through the earliest years of the child’s life, birth to three.

School Aged Services

 Children ages 6-14 must be determined, eligible through the administration of the Children’s Ohio Eligibility, Determination Instrument (C.O.E.D.I.).

Includes: Service Coordination (SC), Family Selected Supports (FSS), Individualized Education Plan Support (IEP), behavior Support Services (BSS), Summer Camp and Transition Services.

School Age Services Brochure

Family Selected Services (FSS)

Family Selected Services Is a program that assists families in caring for the individual with disabilities in their home.  The support provided with the FSS funds enhances the quality of life for the entire family unit, and may include respite care, adaptive equipment, home modifications to accommodate the family member with a disability, special diets, and other services/items that are individualized to meet the needs of the family.

In order to access the FSS funds, the family must be caring for the person with developmental disabilities at home and the individual must be eligible for services through the Perry Co Board of Developmental Disabilities.