WILMINGTON — March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Celebrate Community.”
The theme of community was selected to showcase people with and without disabilities working, going to school, playing and participating in their communities together. One way that Clinton County Early Intervention “Celebrates Community” is by holding monthly play groups for not only young children and families enrolled in Early Intervention, but for all young children and their families in the community who wish to participate.
Play groups are held in various settings such as the library, local parks, the Nike Center, and the health department.
The next playgroup will be on Thursday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the community room at the Clinton County Health Department (County Annex Building) on South Nelson Avenue.
The Sensory Spot will be the featured guest at the playgroup, showing families a variety of ways to make playing and learning a lot more fun. 4C’s of Clinton County also offers “Play and Learn” groups at the Blanchester Library on the fourth Monday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and at the New Life Clinic in Wilmington on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Future playgroup information can be found in the newspaper each month or on the Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities website at https://www.co.clinton.oh.us/boardofdd .
Early Intervention services are available for children birth to 3 years of age who meet the eligibility requirements. Our providers strive to meet the child and family where they are in their current lives. Services may be provided in various locations surrounding the child’s natural environment.
If you are a parent, grandparent or guardian of a child with a disability, challenging behavior, or other developmental concern, the Early Intervention team is here to help you.
For more information about Early Intervention services or information on the monthly playgroups, please contact Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities at 937-382-7519.