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Who is eligible for services?
An individual must experience a developmental disability or delay before age 22 that has been diagnosed by a licensed psychologist and/or physician. In addition to a qualifying diagnosis:
Children ages 6 to 15 must exhibit a substantial functional limitation in at least three of the following areas of major life activity as appropriate for their age: mobility; self-care; self-direction; capacity for independent living; learning; receptive and expressive language.
Individuals age 16 and older must exhibit substantial functional limitations in at least three of the following areas of major life activity: mobility; self-care; self-direction; capacity for independent living; learning; receptive and expressive language; and economic self sufficiency.
Functional; limitations are evaluated through completion of the Department of Disabilities’ Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI, for those age 16 and older), and the Children’s Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI, for those age 6 to 15).
Please direct any further eligibility/intake questions to Service and Support Coordinator Vikki Waymire by phone at 740-342-0416 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptable diagnoses include but are not limited to: AIDS, Amputation, Aphasia/Dysphasia, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Clubfoot, Cystic Fibrosis, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy or Seizure Disorder, Hemi-paresis, Hemophilia, Huntington’s, Hydrocephalus, Juvenile Arthritis, Learning Disability(specify type, e.g., Auditory Decoding, Dyscalculia, Agraphia, Dyslexia), Lesh-Nyhan, Lung Disease, Mental Retardation (specify level), Muscular Dystrophy, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Prader- Willi, Rett’s Syndrome, Severe Cardiac and Circulatory Conditions, Sickle Cell Anemia, Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Tourette’s Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tuberous Sclerosis, Usher’s Syndrome, or other degenerative or neurological conditions.
Hearing and Vision Impairments are qualifying disabilities if the impairment equals or exceeds the standards established by the Ohio Department of Education’s Rules For the Education of Handicapped Children.
Unaceptable terms include but are not limited to: Borderline Mental Retardation, Correctable Myopia, Developmentally Handicapped, Developmental Delay, Mild Hearing Loss, Multiple Handicapped, Orthopedically Handicapped, Sever Behavioral Disability, and Slow Learner.
An individual who has a sole diagnosis of mental illness does not have a qualifying disability and would not be eligible for a county board program. If, however an individual has a qualifying disability (Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Traumatic Brain Injury, etc.) in addition to mental illness, the he or she will satisfy this part of the FED.