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Service and Support Administration

What is an SSA?

A SERVICE & SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR (SSA) uses a person-centered approach to assist individuals and families to define their needs and goals and the available resources to meet them.
 
Are you, or someone you know, (over the age of 3) diagnosed with a developmental disability?

The Service and Support Administration (SSA) Department is your resource to help you coordinate services offered through the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) and other local agencies. An SSA will serve as a single point of access for many of the services available to you.

What are some services provided by the SSA Department?

    Completing needs assessments
    Providing referral and linkage to needed community services
    Developing and monitoring Individual Service Plans (ISPs)
    Locating resources for assessed needs
    Ensuring quality of services
    Providing 24-hour crisis intervention
    Making referrals to Social Security Administration, Medicaid, Home and· Community-Based Services Waivers, etc.
    Attending Individual. Education Plan {IEP) meetings
     Promoting advocacy and self-determination

What other services are available once I am determined to be eligible?

Early Intervention (Birth to 6 years of age)  
• Family Directed Services
• Vern Riffe School (5 to 22 years of age)
• Special Olympics
 community and other Supported Employment
• Adult Day Services
• Choice Housing
• Transportation
• Behavior Support

How do I access an SSA?

To access an SSA, you should contact the Intake office by calling 353-8448. There, individuals will guide you through the process of eligibility for services provided by the SCBDD. Once determined eligible, Intake will refer you to an SSA.

If you or your family member are already eligible for SCBDD services and do not have a SSA, you would still need to contact the Intake office so they can make a referral.

The following information is a handbook provided by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Download a brochure to learn more about the Service and Support Administration Department
2619 Gallia Street    Portsmouth, OH 45662-4898
P (740) 353-0636    F (740) 353-0780
24-Hour Emergency Line: 740-353-4677
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