Ohio DD System Requirements

In order to make community employment the expected and preferred outcome for people with developmental disabilities, the Ohio DD system is required to align policies, procedures, eligibility, enrollment, and planning for services across state agencies.

Other requirements include development of universal tools for documentation, eligibility, selection, assessment, and planning of services. Identification of best practices, partnerships, funding sources, opportunities for shared services among County Boards of DD and other providers is required along with expanding model programs.

Expectations will be set for students with DD, ages 14 and up, transitioning from school settings to jobs in their communities to make sure they have access to community employment opportunities that utilize their skills and abilities.