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. Our specialists will assist you in completing the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI) and the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) to determine eligibility for services.

Requirements

Wood County Board of Developmental DisabilitiesInfants (2 and younger)

In order to qualify for services, a person must have at least one developmental delay determined by Help Me Grow, physician, or clinical professionals. They must also have an established risk (having a diagnosed physical or mental condition with high probability of resulting in a delay).

Preschool (Ages 3-5)

In order to qualify for services, a person must have at least two developmental delays determined by school, physician, or clinical professionals and an established risk (having a diagnosed physical or mental condition with high probability of resulting in a delay).

Childhood (Ages 6-15)

In order to qualify for services, 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

In order to qualify for services, a person must be diagnosed with a specific developmental disability documented by a qualified professional that results in substantial functional limitations in at least three of the seven areas of life activity on the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) including: self-care care, receptive and expressive language, mobility, learning, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

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