Murray Ridge Center
Working to Help Youngsters Achieve
What Is Early Intervention?
Lorain County Early Intervention is a program for parents with children ages 0 – 3 who have a developmental delay or disability. Our Early Intervention Services are a based on the philosophy that you know your child best and are your child’s best teacher. Our Developmental Specialists have extensive background in child development and use a coaching style of interaction. Our priority is to support YOU to become your child’s best teacher. All of our services are provided in the natural environment, during your daily routines, and where you and your child spend time.
Through their regional team meetings, your Developmental Specialist is backed by a team of professionals who can assist in developing strategies and share expertise so that she can share with your family. Early intervention assists children and their families during the most critical developmental changes.
How Do I Get Started?
Early Intervention . . . In the News
Thanks to the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD (OACB) for sharing this important story from the Columbus Dispatch on how early intervention is crucial for babies born to mothers who abuse drugs.
The P.L.A.Y. Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) is an evidenced-based intervention offered to family’s enrolled in our Early Intervention Program. P.L.A.Y Project consultants show you practical ways to make every interaction with your child a learning experience to help improve communication and build meaningful relationships.
For More about PLAY project visit: https://www.playproject.org/
Please call Heather Knoble, E.I. Supervisor 440-284-3655 for information about this program.
The underlying goals of the Lorain County Autism Diagnosis and Education Program (ADEP) is to decrease the average age of diagnosis of autism through early screening, assessment and diagnosis and to assist families in accessing diagnostic and early intervention services. This is offered through our Early Intervention Program and you and your E.I. team can determine if ADEP is an option for diagnosis.