To be eligible for services from the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities, an individual must:
- Reside in Hancock County;
- Have a qualifying diagnosis that was documented before the age of 22;
- Ages 3–5, the child must have two developmental delays in two different life areas;
- Ages 6 and up, individuals must have documentation of a qualifying diagnosis of a developmental disability from a qualified professional; and participate in an assessment that identifies three substantial functional limitations in major life areas.