SERVICE & SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION
Our Service and Support Administration is your first and most important contact when receiving services from the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
People receiving services will be assigned a Service and Support Administrator, who will serve as the primary point of coordination. The Service and Support Administrator, known as an SSA, will coordinate services in order to give people the highest level of independence possible.
The SSA connects people to needed resources. With person-centered thinking and advocacy, the SSA works with the people they support to develop a plan that helps them reach their life goals.
Are you interested in working in the community? In Hancock County, there are many employers looking for dedicated workers and ready to present you with an opportunity.
A waiver is a funding source that helps pay for the services and supports needed by people with developmental disabilities. It is funded by a combination of 60-percent Medicaid dollars and 40-percent local tax dollars. Waivers include:
- Individual Options (IO) Waiver
- Level 1 Waiver
- Self-Empowered Life Funding Waiver (SELF)
DODD Online ICF Search Tool: https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/your-family/community-living/icf_search_map
DODD Electronic ICF Informational Booklet: https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/forms-and-rules/forms/pamphlet-options-counseling
One of the most important things the Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities can do for a student receiving our services is to prepare them for a life after school.
Working in tandem with our school-age program, as well as other local schools, our transition services prepare students ages 14-22 for the workforce or additional education. This involves working with student and their families to create a plan that will give their young adult a head start in life.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) https://ood.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ood/