Service and Support Administration (SSA) is a key responsibility of the Perry County Board of DD. The SSA helps individuals and their families develop a person centered Individual Service Plan (ISP), establish outcomes, discover and utilize service options and connect with community resources.
The role of a SSA includes, but not limited to the following:
- Serve as the primary point of coordination
- Using person centered planning to develop a plan that helps individuals chose services that identify outcomes that are important to and for the individual
- Linking individuals with services and qualified service providers that meet their needs
- Establish and maintain contact with all team members – individual, natural supports, and providers, etc….in order to ensure that desired outcomes in ISP are met
- Helping people become more connected to their communities
County boards are required to add two links on their websites in order to achieve compliance with 5123-4-01 (T) – Administration and operation of a county board of DD (Residential Resources).
The revised OAC 5123-4-01 rule, is expected to take effect on October 1, 2021, and requires that county boards post the following specific links regarding ICF services available to people and families served by county boards:
The new requirement stems from the Ball v. DeWine lawsuit that has been making its way through the federal court system since 2016. In short, the guardian-intervenors in the case, who were permitted to enter the proceedings after the lawsuit was filed by Disability Rights Ohio, believe that the State of Ohio and county boards of DD have not been doing enough to make families aware of ICF service options available to them.
DODD Online ICF Search Tool: https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/your-family/community-living/icf_search_map
DODD Electronic ICF Informational Booklet: https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/forms-and-rules/forms/pamphlet-options-counseling