To participate in the Family Supports Program, you must first be eligible for services from Ashtabula County Board of DD. If you are new to the county or not sure about your eligibility status, please contact the intake specialist at 440-335-1559. Staff will check your eligibility status and guide you through each step of the eligibility process, if needed.


The Family Supports Program is only available to persons eligible for services who are living at home with a family member, people who live on their own, or people who live in foster care.


The following individuals are not eligible for the Family Supports Program:

  • People who are not eligible for Board Services

  • People who are enrolled on a Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waiver (Level 1, Individual Options, or Self- Empowered Life Funding); or

  • People who live in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), Nursing Facility or enrolled on Supported Living

What types of services or resources are available through FSS?

Families enrolled in FSS can access funding for the following: In-Home Respite, Out-of-Home Respite, Incontinence Supplies, Specialized Nutrition, Specialized Equipment, Transportation, Recreation & Camp Opportunities, Services for Infants/Toddlers and Home Modifications. View FSS Guidelines for more information about available services and resources. 

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Family Support Services

Family Support Services (FSS) funds are designated for individuals (children and adults) living at home with their families, people who live on their own, or people who live in foster care. The use of FSS funds are to be directly related to improving the living environment and/or facilitating the care of the individual.

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Who is eligible for Family Support Services (FSS)?