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Family Support Services

This program assists a family who keeps at home a family member with mental retardation and/or a developmental disability, promotes the unity of the family by assisting it to meet the special needs of the individual who has mental retardation or other developmental disability, and assists the individual to maximize self sufficiency and prevent inappropriate institutionalization. Some of the reimbursable services are respite, adaptive equipment, counseling and training, special diets, and home modifications. The planning component for Family Support Services is done yearly as a part of the Annual Action Plan.

Early Intervention (E.I.)

Early Intervention (E.I.) includes service and supports to infants and toddlers, ages 0-2, who have a developmental delay or disability, and their families.  E.I. is one component of the Help Me Grow (HMG) system, a collaborative initiative of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODDD), the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).

E.I. Services are identified for each child and family through development of an Individual Family Service Plan (I.F.S.P.).  E.I. Services are provided in the family home by the County Board of Developmental Disabilities in accordance with mandates of the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5126, through ODDD Early Intervention Rule, and through ODH policy and procedures.

Families must have documentation on the child identification and of the developmental delay prior to the delivery of services.

The Development Specialist is certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Call for more information on Early Intervention at 937.515.0480. For additional information: Ohio Early Intervention

E.I. Services:

 
  • Service Coordination
  • Family Support
  • Home Based Services
  • Transition Planning

Early Intervention Pilot Program Success

Adult Day Services

Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers free choice of provider for Adult Day Services in accordance to OAC 5123:2-9-11.  The process is completed through the Service and Support Administration Department.

Supported Living

A program which provides supports to persons who have mental retardation or other developmental disabilities so they may live as independently as possible in their own communities. Funding comes from both the Ohio Department of DD and, for those persons with some personal income of their own, such as Social Security or SSI income, the individual may contribute toward their monthly living expenses.

Employment First

Community employment is integrated, competitive employment where individuals with developmental disabilities work alongside people who do not have disabilities.  Whether it is in a job working for others in the community or through self-employment; community employment offers greater independence and personal empowerment.  Employment First enhances lives by creating greater opportunities for all people to advance their careers.  Individuals can use their strengths and talents in order to increase their economic wealth, have a sense of accomplishment and create their own social identity.  The community benefits because community employment provides diversity and enrichment to the community, promotes equal opportunity within the community and decreases dependency on public funding.  Employers benefit because community employment will provide employers and their businesses with more value because of access to dependable and qualified employees.  For more information, please call 937-822-1249.

Waiver Administration

The Brown County Board of DD administers Medicaid Waivers for eligible individuals. Funding is federal, state and local monies. Waivers are designed to help persons maintain the greatest degree of self-sufficiency and independent functioning in the community and to avoid institutionalization.

325 W. State St., Bldg. A, Suite 2, Georgetown OH 45121
937.378.4891  |  Fax: 937.378.3585
Emergency Phone Number to Report UI's/MUI's After Hours: 937.725.0686