Early Intervention (EI) is a statewide system providing coordinated services to young children with disabilities and their families. EI is a home and community-based collaboration where you and your team work together to provide ongoing support for your child. Your EI team will include a service coordinator and team of providers who work with you in your home or other places where your family spends its time.
With Riverside EI, parents and caregivers can depend on our experienced team of professions to help them every step of the way with their child's learning and development. 

IDEA: Part C

The mission of IDEA: Part C is to build upon and provide supports and resources that assist families and caregivers with enhancing the child’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

Principles of EI


Family's Role

  • Recognize the critical role caregivers play in your child's development

  • Set goals based on how your child's progress fits with your family's priorities

  • Learn from the team so you can work with your child during your family's everyday routines between visits from your service provider.

The EI

Team's Role

  • Base services on child and family's interests

  • Partner with parents/caregivers

  • Focus on enhancing child and family participation in community experiences

  • Use team's expertise to meet the family's goals for their child's development

  • Help families find resources

  • Answer families' questions

Developmental Specialist

Meet our EI Team

Made up of developmental specialists and therapists, Miami County's EI Team is equipped to answer your questions, listen to your concerns and support your family.

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Amy Kneisley

Developmental Specialist

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Bethany Covault

Developmental Specialist

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Kaye Sholtis

Developmental Specialist & LSW

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Taylor Ording

Developmental Specialist

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Diane Dynes

Speech Therapist

Penny Hines

Occupational Therapist

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Kathy Greenawalt-Cherry, LSW, M.Ed.

Early Intervention Director, Developmental Specialist

EI Autism Programs

If you have a child between the ages of 0-2 and suspect s/he may have autism, please contact (937) 440-3099 or complete our EI Referral Form.

Miami County Board of Developmental
Disabilities (Riverside)
1625 Troy Sidney Road
Troy, Ohio 45373
Phone: (937) 440-3000
Email: info@riversidedd.org
MUI Reporting Hotline: (937) 440-3001*
*If after hours, ask for the SSA On-Call.

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