The staff providing service and support administration shall establish an individual's eligibility for the services of the County Board of Developmental Disabilities; Assess individual needs for services; Develop individual service plans with the active participation of the individual to be served, other persons selected by the individual, and when applicable, the provider selected by the individual, and recommend the plans for approval by the Department of Developmental Disabilities when services included in the plans are funded through Medicaid; Establish budgets for services based on the individual's assessed needs and preferred ways of meeting those needs; Assist individuals in making selections from among the providers they have chosen; Ensure that services are effectively coordinated and provided by appropriate providers; Establish and implement an ongoing system of monitoring the implementation of individual service plans to achieve consistent implementation and the desired outcomes for the individual; Perform quality assurance reviews as a distinct function of service and support administration; Incorporate the results of quality assurance reviews and identified trends and patterns of unusual incidents and major unusual incidents into amendments of an individual's service plan for the purpose of improving and enhancing the quality and appropriateness of services rendered to the individual; Ensure that each individual receiving services has a designated person who is responsible on a continuing basis for providing the individual with representation, advocacy, advice, and assistance related to the day-to-day coordination of services in accordance with the individual's service plan.
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 (IFSP). 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.
- Service Coordination
- Family Support
- Home Based Services
- Transition Planning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.