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Guidance Documents and Memos

Guidance Documents


Annual Assessment and Redetermination of Eligibility Guidance during the COVID-19 State of Emergency

This document provides guidance on how to complete the annual assessment and redetermination of eligibility (where applicable) during the state of emergency. An "if this, do this" representation is available in addition to a flowchart.
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Collaboration between Early Intervention and Early Head Start Guidance Document

This document describes ways that EI and Early Head Start (EHS) programs can support one another’s work and how EHS services should be documented on a child’s IFSP.


Early Intervention Service Delivery

This document provides an overview of the different team members’ roles and responsibilities and the activities that need to occur around service delivery.


Eligibility Process Guidance during the COVID-19 State of Emergency

This document provides guidance on how to complete the EI eligibility process during the state of emergency when in-person visits are not possible. Appendix 1 is an "if this, do this" representation of the information while Appendix 2 is a flowchart style representation.


Decision Tree for Child Outcomes Summary (COS)

This document includes the Decision Tree tool for rating functioning in the three global child outcome areas and the descriptor statements to enter into Early Track for each rating.


Identification of a Parent in Early Intervention Flowchart

This flowchart identifies the steps service coordinators should take to determine who meets the definition of "parent" in Early Intervention.


Informed Clinical Opinion (ICO)

This 2012 paper from the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (now ECTA Center) explains the meaning of ICO in the context of Part C and describes how ICO is used in determining EI eligibility.


IFSP: Reviewing Outcomes


MyLearning Instructions


Ohio Early Intervention Assistive Technology Guidelines

This document describes assistive technology in EI and provides guidelines IFSP teams should use when determining whether assistive technology is needed to meet a child's IFSP outcome.


Ohio IFSP Guidance Document

This document provides section-by-section guidance for Service Coordinators and Service Providers in completing Ohio's Individualized Family Service Plan form.


Parents and Parental Consent in Early Intervention

This document explains the definition of parent in Early Intervention, the steps needed to try to locate a child’s biological or adoptive parent, and some common situations involving parental consent.


Prior Written Notice in Early Intervention

This guidance document provides an overview of prior written notice in EI, when it is necessary, and form-specific guidelines.


Role of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant - FAQ

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMAS), have a contract with the Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) consultant’s employing agency for consultative services. This document explains the activities covered within the contract.


Tele-Intervention Guide for Administering and Documenting Evaluation Tools

This guide includes lists of materials that parents may have around the home that could be useful to assist the family with completion of the evaluation tasks. Each evaluation tool is broken down into materials needed for four different age ranges. Additionally, a short list of potential modifications to the materials needed for Newborn Behavioral Observations is included at the end of this document.


Transition Guidance

Steps for a Successful Transition explains state and federal requirements around children transitioning at age three. The What It Does and Does Not Look Like document lays out the best practices for a high quality transition. The Transition Timeline Checklist is a helpful aid to ensure that the various transition requirements are completed timely. Finally, the COVID-19 Transition Guidance provides guidance and tips for completing transition under the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Using Assistive Technology in Activities and Routines - Introduction July 14, 2020 Frequently Asked Questions 2-18-2021