At important stages of development we support children and their families.
Services for children include Early Intervention for infants and toddlers, itinerant support for students in their local school districts, services at our two schools for students with significant disabilities, and transition for students as they prepare to graduate. Learn more using the links below.
Service and Support Administration
In addition to age-specific services, many children work with Service and Support Administrators (SSAs). An SSA is the primary point of coordination for people receiving services through HCDDS.
Our SSAs get to know each person and learn what he or she wants or needs for a good life, respecting the individual choices of that person and their support team. SSAs connect people to provider agencies, community resources, and funding sources to achieve their life goals. Service and support administrators assist with self-advocacy and, when needed, advocate on behalf of that person. They are assigned based on the needs of the person and other considerations.
Available to people at any age. Our behavior support team helps prevent incidents by focusing on both real and perceived safety. Using person-centered practices, behavior support seeks to understand the path a person has traveled in life, their resiliency skills, and their personal history. Contact your SSA to learn more.
The Family Support Services Program (FSSP) is designed to keep families together. Eligibility is determined through your County Board of DD, though the program is administered by the Southwestern Ohio Council of Governments (SWOCOG). Those enrolled on a Level One, SELF, or IO waiver are not eligible for FSSP thanks to increased waiver flexibility that allows for access to similar services using a waiver. See below contact information for questions about Family Support Services.