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A little basic information: We live in Ohio. We've been selectively vaxing for our daughter (my son had it all practically, and do I EVER feel stupid about that). She was premature, and is showing "almost global developmental delays" according to the evaluation that was performed last week. Yes, they are basing this off of her adjusted age, and having reviewed their evaluation I agree that she needs to be seen (though I sincerely doubt this is anything SERIOUS, this help is more so that she doesn't fall any MORE behind).<br><br>
Dd is getting her intake paperwork for Early Intervention done Thursday and I just remembered that they will want our doctor to sign papers that she has had all of her vaccines before they will intake her and get her started with the therapists. I know because my son was in EI and is now getting help through the school district and County MRDD (b/c he was fully vaxed we've had no issues yet).<br><br>
Here's my question. What do I do about this paperwork?! Has anybody dealt with this? Does EI <b>REQUIRE</b> the vaxes as they imply? Or can I get around this?<br><br>
As far as I know we have access to all three exemptions here in Ohio, but I'm not sure if that applies to more than public school. Do they apply to pre-school aged state funded assistance?<br><br>
I'm sure I could find the answer with research, but right now I'm drowning in a sea of paperwork for my son AND my daughter. I'm hoping somebody has a link straight to this information or has dealt with this and just knows the answer!
 

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You do not need to provide a vax record (or an exemption) if your child will be receiving EI services at home or at the therapist's office. However, if your child will be attending a special education preschool, then you will need to submit an exemption.<br><br>
FTR, while they give parents paperwork for your ped to fill out regarding your child's health, you are not legally required to get a health examination in order to receive EI.
 

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Thank you! They didn't make it seem that way when my ds had his intake for EI, though that was in another county. They brought it up when we moved counties too, so I guess they try to make it seem like you have to be fully vaxed.<br><br>
I'll keep this in mind when they come Thursday. Thanks again!
 

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The reason why its seems like it's required is because the Help Me Grow Program policy requires them to have <i>"documentation of primary provider and status of immunizations upon entry and exit to the HMG program."</i><br><br>
Immunizations are not required, it merely means that they want to know the child's immunization status (what vaccines the child has had up to that point) and the child's doctor's name.<br><br>
In your case, you would just tell them you don't vax.<br><br><a href="http://www.ohiohelpmegrow.org/assets/73B3B406F1854BCB97AB20320A2D7B85/ClntRecrd.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.ohiohelpmegrow.org/assets.../ClntRecrd.pdf</a>
 

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Not to hijack the thread, but does anyone know what the deal is in IL? Our ds will be transitioning in July from EI to public school as a non-attending student just to get once a week speech therapy and they're asking for the DHS public school health form to be filled out by a ped as well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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FTR, while they give parents paperwork for your ped to fill out regarding your child's health, you are not legally required to get a health examination in order to receive EI.</div>
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My son is in EI, and I concur with the above. We have a speech therapist come to our house once a week, and his vaccines aren't up-to-date and they know this. It's only an issue if we send him to the playgroup they offer for 2 year olds, which isn't necessary for a child to continue receiving EI services.
 
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