In this stage of life, you and your child begin planning for adulthood and the future. What kind of job would they enjoy? Where will they live? Our SSAs will work with you and your child to identify needs and set goals, while continuing to assist with community resources, and working collaboratively with your child’s school for services and IEP.
We also offer job skill development programs for people in this age group, including Project SEARCH, Quest Discovery, and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.
If eligible for our services, you will be assigned an SSA from our Community Living Services Department (CLS) who will assist you in planning for your future, and finding community resources to meet your needs.
Eligibility for services is determined using guidelines established by the State of Ohio. Click here for information about eligibility.
Paying for Services
Local school districts are required by law to provide free and appropriate public education to children with disabilities age 3 to 21. An appropriate education may be accompanied by related services such as speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, psychological counseling, and medical diagnostic services necessary to the child’s education.
If a child requires therapies that are not provided through the school, some funding is available through Medicaid or the Family Needs Assistance program (FNA). FNA covers such services as respite care, adaptive equipment, home modifications, developmental toys, and some therapies. Contact your SSA for help in applying for this funding.
The links below are for informational purposes, are not all-inclusive, and do not indicate endorsement by Developmental Disabilities of Clark County.