The Early Intervention Central Intake Bulletin
Central Intake eNewsletter for Early Intervention providers
December 2019
Welcome to The Early Intervention Central Intake Bulletin! This email will provide you with Help Me Grow Central Intake data, updates, and resources relevant for Early Intervention providers that will keep you informed and prepared to serve families. You'll receive these quarterly.

If you are interested in viewing the e-newsletter for Home Visiting providers, visit .

Thank you for the work you do in supporting families across Ohio.
SFY20 First Quarter Referral Data
During the first quarter of SFY20, Help Me Grow Central Intake and Referral processed over 10,200 system referrals in EIDS, and 8,169 were assigned to Early Intervention.
Did you know?
Families can receive both Early Intervention and Home Visiting services!

If you are currently serving a family who could use extra support welcoming a new child, refer them to Home Visiting!
The Help Me Grow website is now live!
Visit the new website today for Help Me Grow Central Intake and Referral information and resources!
Outreach and Early Intervention
SFY20 First Quarter Outreach
During the first quarter of SFY20, statewide outreach included more than 1,100 in-person activities. Those outreach activities included:

  • 188 outreach events
  • 198 presentations and meetings
  • 720 canvassed locations

Although Central Intake and Referral's role in local Early Intervention outreach changed at the beginning of SFY20, many outreach staff were finishing up family-focused events that attracted audiences from the Help Me Grow System of Support that includes both Early Intervention and Home Visiting.

We look forward to partnering with the local Early Intervention providers as we conduct local outreach for the Help Me Grow System of Support and Home Visiting. Feel free to contact your regional Central Intake and Referral site to collaborate.
"Did I just hear something about Help Me Grow?"
Yes, you did!

We are making strides in our SFY20 advertising to ensure Ohio residents and professionals alike know about the Help Me Grow System of Support. You may see, or even hear, Help Me Grow pop up on:

  • Billboards in targeted areas
  • Public radio and television
  • Pandora streaming
  • Bureau of Motor Vehicles waiting room screens
  • Regional parent and family magazines
  • Public transportation intercoms
  • Trade conference materials
OCALI Collaboration
Help Me Grow Central Intake and Referral will be working with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) to consult on the development of printed and electronic materials about Ohio Early Intervention, including a toolkit for local Early Intervention provider outreach. Be on the look out for materials to order in 2020!
SFY19 Help Me Grow
Annual Report
Click below to download the Help Me Grow Annual Report, illustrating the Central Intake and Referral work conducted last fiscal year.
Community Resource Directories
All 88 Community Resource
Directories are now available on the Help Me Grow website!

The directories serve as a catalog of Early Intervention, Home Visiting, and family support services in your community. It is a great resource for both you and the families you serve!

For suggestions or submissions of additional resources to the Community Resource Directories, email us at .
Help Me Grow Flyer
The Help Me Grow one-page flyer describing Early Intervention and Home Visiting services has been updated to include a comprehensive list of providers in each region. This outreach tool is available on our new Help Me Grow website.
Get the facts! Preventing Child Lead Poisoning
Ohio is committed to preventing child lead poisoning. There is no safe level of lead in a child's blood, so preventing lead exposure is critical. If a child tests with elevated lead in the blood ( ≥5ug/dL), they automatically qualify for Early Intervention supportive services. The Ohio Department of Health released two pieces educating the public on lead exposure. Click the images to download useful information to share with families.
"You guys have such a great program. I have seen you work miracles." 

- Attorney John Frank, Stark County Guardian Ad Litem
If you have any questions regarding the information in this email, contact us at