Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities' (DCBDD) mission is to support children (ages 3-8) living in their family home by increasing independence and removing barriers in the home and the community. The focus is on therapy and working with the school districts to support a holistic plan for independence. Families are assigned a Family Support Administrator that assists with coordinating services and funding to maintain skills year around.

In Ohio, the County Board is the primary contact for an individual and their family. The County Board serves two primary functions:

1) Determining Eligibility: Your County Board will work with you to determine eligibility for services. Eligibility criteria varies by age:

  • Ages 0-2: the eligibility report completed by or for Help Me Grow is used to determine eligibility.
  • Ages 3-5: Each County Board sets eligibility requirements, which may include the evaluation completed by or for the school district for preschool special education

2) Service Coordination: Once you are eligible for services, your County Board will link you to needed services and supports. A Services and Support Administrator (SSA) will work with you to develop an Individual Service Plan that outlines what types of supports are needed.

When to contact your local County Board
Contact your local County Board:

  • If your child is diagnosed with a developmental disability, or you suspect your child may have a developmental disability.
  • If additional support is needed to achieve your/your child's goals.
  • If you are moving to a new community and are receiving services, and want to continue receiving services once you move.

Case Management (Service and Support Administration - SSA)
Case management is a process to link individuals and families to needed services and supports provided by local county boards of DODD. It may include any or all of the following supports:

  •  Information, referral and linkage
  • Eligibility determination and assessment
  • Individual Service Plan development and revision
  • Assistance in provider selection and accessing services
  • Coordination and monitoring of services
  • Quality assurance of services provided to individuals and families
  • Crisis intervention