Eligibility

Anyone who believes that a person residing in Erie County may benefit from and qualify for services can make a referral to the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

To qualify for services, an individual must have a developmental disability hat began before age 22, includes intellectual or physical disabilities expected to be lifelong, and is not caused solely by mental illness.

Eligibility for services is based on a variety of factors and evaluations that are specific to a person's age and are governed by the Ohio Revised Code.

Eligibility is determined at ages 3, 6 and 16 or when there is a significant change in ability and functioning.

  • At age 3 to 5, children are eligible if they have at least two documented developmental delays reported in an Educational Team Report.
  • Age 6 through 15, children are eligible if they have a documented history of a lifelong developmental disability and significant functional limitations in at least three areas as assessed by the Children's Oho Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI).
  • Ages 16 and over are eligible for services if they have a documented history of lifelong developmental disability and significant functional limitations in at least three of seven life areas as assessed by the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI).

To make a referral or for more information call 419-626-0208.

4405 Galloway Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
ph: 419-626-0208 fax: 419-621-3968
email: info@eriecbdd.org
After Hours Emergency Crisis Number: 419-626-1752

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