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Required for all services

Adult Services
Typically for individuals age 18 years old and up.  Eligible adults who choose to participate in a day program may select a local service provider.

Service and Support Administration (SSA)
Service and Support Administration provides service coordination, individualized planning, service quality monitoring, service referral and much more.

Early Childhood Intervention

assistance and service planning for families of infants and young children ages birth through six years old.

Family Directed Services
Family Directed Services (FDS) provides limited funding to meet specific need categories.  This program can help
individuals with developmental disabilities continue to live safely with their families. 

Residential Support
Coordination of care and services provided through Medicaid funding in private and agency settings.

School Services (Vern Riffe School)
Enrollment arranged through your local school district for students ages 5 through 21. Direct enrollment not available.

Provided for school students, and for adult day paricipants, as needed. Contract service provider is National Express Transit dba: Petermann, Ltd.

Community Employment

The Scioto County Board of DD contracts with STAR, Inc. to provide competitive opportunities in the commumity to eligible individuals ages 16 and up.

Community Employment offers: 

Job development – working with employers in order to develop and identify job opportunities.

Employment preparation services
– assisting and training individuals through the preparation of resumes, teaching interviewing skills, completion of applications and benefit analysis.

Vocational evaluation
– assessing an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in regard to community employment.

Job shadowing/job sampling – visiting prospective job sites to familiarize individuals with job expectations and duties. Some performance of job duties with supervision by Employment Services staff and under STAR’s workers compensation/payroll may take place.

Job coaching – providing on-site training by qualified and trained staff at no cost to the employer or the individual.

Information and assistance – assisting employers with modifying or eliminating barriers to employment for persons with disabilities; linking employers to quality employees.

Community Employment

 The Scioto County Board of DD has been helping individuals find work in the community for nearly 30 years.  
 Through the Community Employment Program, area businesses are contacted and jobs are developed for individuals eligible for Scioto DD services. These individuals are employed directly by the businesses. 

STAR, Inc. is contracted to provide the supports and training needed so individuals learn their jobs and adapt to a new environment. STAR, Inc. also provides on-going supports throughout each individual’s employment in the form of transportation and follow-up training. This helps ensure that both the employees and the employers experience success.



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