If a person has disabilities or is suspected of having a disability and lives in Franklin County, that individual or a parent/guardian can apply for services.
Birth to age 3
Help Me Grow This link opens a different website in a new tab. of Franklin County is the first contact for families of children 0-3 years old. Families or others may call (614) 227-9860 to get started.
Once basic information is received, Help Me Grow will determine if an evaluation and assessment is needed to identify if the child has a disability. If evaluation and assessment are needed, Help Me Grow will schedule with the family.
If a condition is identified that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay, a referral for services provided by the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities can be made through Help Me Grow.
Age 3 and above
For individuals ages 3 and above, contact the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities Intake Department at (614) 342-5490 or complete an online applicationThis link opens a pdf in a new tab.. For best results completing this application, please use Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge browser. If you use Chrome, you will be able to print the completed application only.
Once basic information is received, a representative from the Intake department will review the documentation and contact the individual or family for additional information and/or to schedule a face to face meeting.