The SSA department receives all referrals for enrollment. To be eligible for Developmental Disability services an individual must have a qualifying diagnosis, by a professional licensed healthcare person, prior to the age of 22 as well as three limitations in the following seven life skill areas of Mobility, Receptive and Expressive Language, Self Care, Self Direction, Capacity for Independent Living, Learning and Economic Self Sufficiency.
The Children's Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument and the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument is known collectively as the C/OEDI.
The C/OEDI, records information about a person's abilities and areas that they need support. This information is used to determine their eligibility for county board of developmental disabilities programs. The OEDI captures information about people 16 years old and older. The Children's OEDI, or COEDI, records information for children 6 to 15 years old.