Overview

If you believe you or a family member could benefit from services provided by the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities, your journey will begin with our Intake and Eligibility Department.

Requirements

A 5 year old student and his teacher work together at a classroom table to put a puzzle together. Infants (2 and younger)

A person must have at least one developmental delay determined by our Early Intervention Team or a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a delay.

Preschool (Ages 3-5)

A person must have at least two developmental delays determined by a physician or clinical professional, be eligible for special needs preschool, or a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a delay.

Childhood (Ages 6-15)

A person must have a diagnosis of a specific disability documented by a qualified professional. This must be a physical or cognitive impairment other than a mental illness and must be likely to continue indefinitely. The disability must also result in substantial functional limitations in at least three of the six areas of life activity on the CHildren’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI) including self-care, receptive and expressive language, mobility, learning, self-direction, and capacity for independent living.

Ages 16 and Older

A person must have a diagnosis of a specific disability documented by a qualified professional. This must be a physical or cognitive impairment other than a mental illness and must be likely to continue indefinitely and have occurred before the age of 22.

The disability must also result in substantial limitations in at least three of the six areas of life activity on the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) including self-care, receptive and expressive language, mobility, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

Two friends share a hug at a community event!Get Started

If you or your loved one meets the criteria listed above, our  Intake and Eligibility Specialists Kathy Thomas and Sarah Pulschen will assist you in completing the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI) and the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI). They can be reached at intake@woodcountydd.org

For more information about the COEDI or OEDI, you can visit the  Ohio Department of Developmental Disability webpage.