More on Eligibility

What are the steps in determining eligibility?

The eligibility process can feel complicated but we’re here to help you along this journey. You can begin the process by calling (513) 785-4661.

Birth through 2

Contact the Early Intervention department at the Butler County Education Service Center: (513) 785-6850.

Ages 3 – 5

You will need documentation of at least two developmental delays or an established risk. This can usually be documented through the child’s Individualized Education Plan, Evaluation Team Report, or medical records. 

For more information, call (513) 785-4661.

6+

Eligibility in Ohio is a two-step process:

  1. Verification of the developmental disability and
  2. Administration of the assessment tool

For more information, call (513) 785-4661.

At 16

At 16, Re-eligibility is required. Eligibility in Ohio is a two-step process:

  1. Verification of the developmental disability and
  2. Administration of the assessment tool

For more information, call (513) 785-4661.


Verification and Assessments

  • Verification of the developmental disability (diagnosis verification)
  • Assessment

More questions? Call Eligibility at (513) 785-4661 or email eligibilityservices@butlerdd.org


What happens next?

What happens after I am found eligible? 

You will receive a letter explaining your eligibility status and will be contacted by someone in our Information and Referral department. They’ll talk with you to better understand your needs and they’ll explain what resources are available. They will refer you to the program(s) that best suit your needs. Some of the most common services are Support Coordination, Family Support Services, and Family Focus. 

When is eligibility re-determined? 

The State of Ohio requires that eligibility be re-determined when an individual turns 3, 6, and 16-years-old. It may also be done when a qualifying diagnosis changes, functional skills change, following an extended “break” in services, or on an annual basis. Also, if you move to another county, your eligibility status may be re-determined. You will maintain your current eligibility status until the re-determination occurs in the new county of residence.