Eligibility Information

Eligibility Information

How do you know if you're eligible for services?

Starting the Eligibility Process

Eligibility is based on meeting certain criteria laid out by the State of Ohio.

The eligibility determination process can be started by contacting: 

JoAnn Hilliard, Eligibility Intake Specialist



Who needs to call?
The individual or the legal guardian of the individual must call in. Our services are voluntary and we need to know that you are aware of the process and that you wish to proceed with the process.

What do I need to do next? 
The intake Specialist will provide you with a Diagnosis Verification form and a list of other documents you will need to gather and return to the Intake Specialist.

The list consist of the following:

- A copy of the individual’s birth certificate

- A copy of the individual’s Social Security card

- A copy of the individual’s qualifying diagnosis 

- Any school plans, such as a recent IEP and ETR 

(Diagnosis Verification form below) 

What happens after CCBDD receives my form and supporting documents?
Once we receive all your documents, a case will be opened for the individual and you will contact you to set up a time to complete an assessment. The assessment allows the Eligibility Team to better determine the individual’s capabilities and whether there is a need for County Board Services.

Once the assessment is complete, you will receive a letter regarding the results of the determination.  

- If found Eligible, you will be directed to who to call to determine and receive services.

- If found NOT Eligible, you will be directed to other resources that may be available to you. If you feel that the determination is incorrect, information regarding the appeals process will be included.


Downloadable PDFs

Diagnosis Verification form - 10 and up

Diagnosis Verification form - birth to 9 years old.