Services and Resources
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health
(ODH). BCMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.
www.odhohio.gov click on listings A – Z then BCMH
Contact the Help Me Grow agency in Vinton County at 5964720 for further information
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities)
If you want to work but are having trouble because of your disability, you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation services from the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.
Vocational rehabilitation provides direct, personalized services to help individuals with disabilities obtain or retain employment. The Vocational Rehabilitation counselor works with individuals one-on-one to plan an individualized program leading to gainful employment.
County Board of Developmental Disabilities
It is the mission of the Vinton County Ohio Board of Developmental Disabilities to ensure the availability of programs,services and supports that assist eligible individuals in choosing and achieving a life of increasing capabilities, to promote safety and health, and to assist and support the families of these individuals in achieving these goals consistent with available program resources.
Help Me Grow/Early Intervention Services
Set up to identify and provide educational and support services for children, ages birth to three, and families, including teen mothers and mothers to be. It is not based on income. Help Me Grow provides a voice for you at the table and support.
Our children and young adults need strong, resilient families to help them meet their daily needs, overcome challenges and achieve their potential. As parents and caregivers, we need to seek information and become knowledgeable of the situation. We need to tap into community resources, enlist support and build upon our strengths and experiences to help our children or young adults achieve positive outcomes and well being.
Additude: Information on ADD and LD
Ldonline The world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD
LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.
The Family Center at OCALI connects families to the information they need regarding services, supports, training and resources, including the free OCALI Lending Library. It offers training and products to help families and to support agencies serving them.
Toll Free 866-886-2254 (866-88-OCALI)
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD’s programs help parents become informed and effective representatives for their children in all educational settings. In addition, youth are assisted to advocate for themselves. Through knowledge about laws, resources, rights and responsibilities, families are better able to work with agencies to ensure that appropriate services are received for the benefit of their sons and daughters. All services are free
Toll Free - (800)-374-2806
For Parents extension 20 Martha Lause
US Department of Education
Office for Special Education Programs
Phone: (202) 205‐5507 or 1‐800‐USA‐LEARN
400 Maryland Avenue, SW Fax: (202) 401‐0589
Washington, DC 20202 E‐mail:
Ohio Department of Education
Office for Exceptional Children
Phone: (614) 466‐2650 or 1‐877‐644‐6338
25 South Front Street Fax: (614) 728‐1097
Columbus, OH 43215‐4183 E‐mail:
(serves children age 5 and older)
Office of Early Childhood Education
Phone: (614) 466‐0224
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 305 Fax: (614) 728‐2338
Columbus, OH 43215
Child Advocacy Center
1821 Summit Road, Suite 303 Phone: (513) 821‐2400
Cincinnati, OH 45237 Fax: (513) 821‐2442
Ohio Legal Rights Service
8 East Long Street, 5th Floor Phone: (614) 466‐7264 or 1‐800‐282‐9181
Columbus, OH 43215‐2999 Fax: (614) 644‐1888
Legal Aid Programs
To be directly connected to your local legal services program:
1) Call 1‐866‐LAW‐OHIO (529‐6446)
2) Go to the “Legal Services Directory”at: www.ohiolegalservices.org