“The mission and purpose of the Lawrence County Board of Developmental Disabilities are to provide, to the greatest extent possible, programs, services and support that assist Lawrence County residents with mental retardation and / or other developmental disabilities to choose and achieve a life of increasing capability so that they might live, work, and learn in an environment of their choice; to promote their health and safety; and to assist and support the families of these individuals in achieving these goals.”
Lawrence County Board of
604 Carlton Davidson Lane
Coal Grove OH 45638
An Equal Opportunity Employer
and Service Provider
Accredited by the
Ohio Department of
Who do I call for more information about Service and Support Administration or to make a referral for a person with developmental disabilities?
Service and Support Administration
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Service and Support Administration was introduced into Ohio’s legislation in House Bill 94 / 405 and can be found in Section 5126.15 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Service and Support Administrators help people to express wishes and dreams. We help people achieve their goals - a life of increasing capability so they may live, work, and learn in an environment of their choice.
A service offered by the Lawrence County Board of Developmental Disabilities
606 Carlton Davidson Lane
Coal Grove, Ohio 45638
If you or someone you know need help finding…
· A place to live
· A job
· In-home care
· Other services
We can help. We are Service and Support Administrators. Our job is to help support the choices you make.
Who can receive Service and Support Administration services?
Service and Support Administration services are available for individuals who live in Lawrence County and who have been determined eligible for DD services by an OEDI (Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument) or COEDI (Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument).
What services are provided by Service and Support Administration?
Eligibility Determination: Eligibility is the first step to service and support administration services. It is determined by a tool used by the Service and Support Administrator (SSA). An individual must have a severe and chronic disability attributable to physical or mental impairment and not solely mental illness. The disability must manifest before age 22 and continue indefinitely.
Assessment of Individual Needs and Referral for Services: An SSA will help determine your current service needs and will assist in locating the appropriate services to meet those needs. Services such as employment opportunities, family support services, and supported living are available through the Lawrence Co. Board of DD. Referrals are also made to other community agencies and service providers, as needed.
Development and Monitoring of Individual Service Plan: An SSA will assist eligible individuals in accessing needed services and developing an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) tailored to meet the needs and desires of the individual. The plans are monitored by an SSA to ensure that quality services are being provided.
Locating Funding for Services: An SSA can help find funding for services through waivers, state and local government assistance, and through the Lawrence Co. Board of DD. In some cases, eligibility requirements must be met. An SSA can help determine which funding source might best meet your needs.
Assistance in Choosing Appropriate Providers: Finding someone to care for you or a loved one can be a difficult task. An SSA or SSA assistant will assist you in choosing a provider that best fits your needs and desires.
Ensure Advocacy: An SSA will ensure that each individual receiving services has a designated person (daily representative) who is responsible for providing the individual with representation, advocacy, and advice in accordance with the individual’s needs and desires.
Ensure Quality of Services: An SSA will monitor the services an individual receives to make sure that the services occur as stated in the Individualized Service Plan (ISP); that the services are of the highest quality possible; and that the individual is satisfied with the providers and services they receive.
Crisis Intervention: This is the immediate response to a problem involving an individual receiving services from the DD Board in an effort to resolve the crisis. An SSA is available 24 hours a day to assist you with emergency situations.