Perry Co. Board of DD Children’s Program

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)342-041

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Early Intervention – Ages Birth to Three

Help Me Grow  (HMG)  is an evidence-based program that promotes healthy growth and development for babies and young children.

Home Visiting provides first time expectant or new parents information and supports needed to be prepared for the birth of their child, and  provides ongoing education and support for      families for to maximize their child’s health and development up to age 3.

Perry County Early Intervention (EI) provides family-centered services for infants and toddlers up to age 3 with a developmental disabilities. EI is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. That’s why your EI team, which includes a Service Coordinator (SSA) and service providers, works with you in your home or other places you and your family spend time to develop a  coordinated plan.

HMG Early Intervention brochure

HMG Home Visiting Brochure


Services Offered –

Preschool – Services for Children ages 3-5  are available  for those who are diagnosed with medical conditions likely to result in a delay, or have been determined Part B eligible with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) with their local school district.

School-Age – Children ages 6-15 must be determined eligible through the administration of the Children’s Ohio Eligibility  Determination Instrument (C.O.E.D.I.).

Transition- Children ages 16 & older are determined eligible through the administration of the Ohio Eligibility Determination  Instrument (O.E.D.I.).

School Age Brochure 2017


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.