How do I get started

You may contact our Community Support Services Department at (440) 361-2154 to speak to our Intake Service and Support Administrator (SSA), who will assist you through the eligibility process.

Standard assessment tools are used to measures an individual’s current functional abilities in life activity areas – mobility, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, learning, and receptive and expressive language skills – for ages 16 and older, the tool also measures economic self-sufficiency. To be eligible for services, an individual must show substantial functional limitations in at least three of these areas. The tools used are the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI) for children ages 6-15, and the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) for individuals ages 16 and older. If you’d like to learn more about these tools, you can review these documents by clicking here.

Once you are eligible for services, your SSA will link you to needed services and supports. An SSA will also work with you to develop a Person Centered Individual Service Plan that outlines what types of supports you need.