Angeline School and Industries

11028 County Highway 44, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351 (419) 294-4901

Eligibility

How Do I Find Out If Myself or a Loved One Is Eligible for Your Program or Services?

 Prior to receiving services from the Wyandot County Board of Developmental Disabilities, program eligibility must be determined. Eligibility is determined by our Service & Support Administration (SSA/Case Management) department.

Our SSA/Case Managers can determine program eligibility for children ages 3 through 5 years old, when the child has at least two professionally documented developmental delays (the Ohio Department of Education’s criteria for preschool special education).

For individuals age 6 years and older, our SSA/Case Managers utilize one of the following Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities eligibility determination assessments:

  • The Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI) for children ages 6-15.
  • The Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) for individuals 16 years and older.

Prior to setting up an appointment for a COEDI or OEDI eligibility assessment, an SSA/Case Manager must seek professional documentation showing that the individual has a qualifying diagnosis of a severe, chronic disability that manifests before the individual’s 22nd birthday. Often this written diagnosis of a disability is already available from the child/adult’s doctor, psychologist, and school/special education records.  If the disability diagnosis has not already been established by another source, the SSA/Case Manager can assist by coordinating a psychological evaluation for this purpose.

Once program eligibility has been determined, SSA/Case Managers are responsible to develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each person receiving services.  The ISP will be developed in partnership with the individual/family and will reflect the individual’s preferences, priorities, and needs.

Should the individual be determined ineligible to receive county board services, the SSA/Case Manager will be available to provide information and referral services in order to connect the individual to other resources that might be able to help.

For more information contact the SSA/Case Management office at (419) 294-4901.