Services

HOW WE HELP

Live your best life

What are your dreams for your future? For your child’s future? Our passion is helping you achieve those goals.

WHO WE ARE

A long tradition of services

Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been helping our neighbors for more than 50 years. We’re a person-centered agency with deep roots in the community. We draw on that experience to serve Darke County, every day.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

 

Birth–5

Child Services

Our goal is to empower parents and families as well as children.

We’ll assess your infant or child for early intervention and guide you through the eligibility process. Our staff will talk to you about your challenges and goals and develop a unique plan to connect you with the right services for your child. We’ll help you navigate the system and monitor your child’s progress along the way. To get started now, call us at (937) 548-9057.

Eligibility For Birth-5

All referrals for children birth to age three are made through Darke County Early Intervention. Darke DD works in partnership with Darke County Health Department to provide developmental evaluations to children who have a suspected delay or who have a medical condition which has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay. Once the Darke Early Intervention team completes the home-based evaluation and determines your child is eligible for services, you will be given options regarding community supports from which to choose. One of the choices for parents is EARLY INTERVENTION services through Darke DD. Children will have their eligibility re-determined at age three for continued services.


Children age three to five are eligible for Darke DD service coordination if they have at least two documented developmental delays reported in the Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE) or a medical disorder that is known to cause delays. Children will have their eligibility re-determined at age six for continued services.

Next Steps

If you are eligible, you will be connected with a Service & Support Administrator (SSA) to begin your person-centered planning process, identifying service needs and outcomes for the future.


If you are not eligible for services, Darke DD will assist you in identifying alternative community services that may be available to help meet your needs.

Ages 6–13

School-Age Services

You are your child’s best advocate.

We’ll help you determine your child’s needs. We’ll determine your child’s needs as well as his or her interests and coordinate services from multiple agencies, including the school system. We’ll continue to monitor and make changes as needed and evaluate progress along the way. To get started now, call us at (937) 548-9057.

Eligibility For Ages 6-13

Children age six to thirteen may be eligible for Darke DD services if there is a diagnosis of a developmental disability causing significant functional limitations in a least three of six areas of the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (C/OEDI). Areas evaluated are: mobility, receptive and expressive language, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and learning. Eligibility may be re-evaluated at any time but must be assessed at age sixteen for continued services.

Next Steps

If you are eligible, you will be connected with a Service & Support Administrator (SSA) to begin your person-centered planning process, identifying service needs and outcomes for the future.


If you are not eligible for services, Darke DD will assist you in identifying alternative community services that may be available to help meet your needs.


 
 

Ages 14-22

Teen Services

You have goals and dreams.

We are here to make them happen. Explore new ways to get involved in the community and make friends. Get the skills you need to find a job and gain independence. We’ll help you map out a plan to prepare for life after high school. To get started now, call us at (937) 548-9057.

Eligibility For Age 14-22

Children and adults age fourteen to twenty-two (graduation) may be eligible for Darke DD services if there is a diagnosis of a developmental disability causing functional limitations in a least three of six areas of the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (C/OEDI) for 14 and 15 year old children. Areas evaluated are: mobility, receptive and expressive language, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and learning. Eligibility may be re-evaluated at any time.For children 16 and older, the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) is used and there must be functional limitations identified in 3 of 7 areas. Areas evaluated are: mobility, receptive and expressive language, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, learning and economic self-sufficiency. Eligibility may be re-evaluated as any time but must be evaluated at age sixteen for continued services.

Next Steps

If you are eligible, you will be connected with a Service & Support Administrator (SSA) to begin your person-centered planning process, identifying service needs and outcomes for the future.


If you are not eligible for services, Darke DD will assist you in identifying alternative community services that may be available to help meet your needs.

Age 23 and older

Adult Services

Become more independent.

We can help you find a place to live or a job that fits your interests. We can even help you get the training you need. There are also many recreational and educational opportunities in our community. We can connect you with peers and help you discover new activities and experiences. We work with people in all stages of life. To get started now, call us at (937) 548-9057.

Eligibility For Age 23 And Older

People age 23 and older are eligible for Darke DD services if they have a diagnosed developmental disability and have functional limitations in at least three of seven life areas as assessed by the Ohio Edibility Determination Instrument (OEDI). Areas evaluated are: mobility, receptive and expressive language, self-care, self-direction, capacity for independent living, learning and economic self-sufficiency. Eligibility may be re-evaluated at any time.

Next Steps

If you are eligible, you will be connected with a Service & Support Administrator (SSA) to begin your person-centered planning process, identifying service needs and outcomes for the future.


If you are not eligible for services, Darke DD will assist you in identifying alternative community services that may be available to help meet your needs.

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN NEED OF OUR SERVICES?

Reach Out To Us. We’re Here To Help.

Call us at (937) 548-9057 or click the link to contact us by email.