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Services by Age
 
Birth to age 5:  Early Intervention Services
MCBDDS offers Early Intervention Services to eligible children free of charge to help them reach developmental milestones.  Children are referred to the program through Ohio Help Me Grow.  To learn more about these services, eligibility and what to expect, please call (937) 258-1446.

Ages 6 and up:  Service Planning and Coordination
Families of individuals ages 6 years and older may qualify for a Service and Support Administrator to assist them with planning.  To determine eligibility, please contact (937) 457-2888.

County Board Eligibility:  An Overview

Ages 6 to 15
Children ages six to 15 may be eligible for services from the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services if they exhibit substantial functional limitations in at least three of the following areas of major life activity as determined by the Children's Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI):

  • Self-care
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Learning
  • Mobility
  • Self-direction
  • Capacity for independent living

Eligibility must be re-determined at age 16 for continued services.

Ages 16 and older
Individuals age 16 and above may be eligible for our services if they exhibit significant functional limitations in at least three of the following areas of major life activity as determined by the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI):

  • Self-care
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Learning
  • Mobility
  • Self-direction
  • Capacity for independent living
  • Economic self-sufficiency

In addition to the functional limitations listed above, individuals must reside in Montgomery County, and must have documentation verifying that their disability occurred during the developmental years.

The following document(s) may be required to verify an individual’s disability prior to receiving an eligibility screening:

  • Psychological evaluation
  • Evaluation Team Report from the school
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) from the individual's school
  • Medical evaluation
  • Admission/Discharge summaries from hospitalization(s)

Who to Call
To make a referral to begin the eligibility process, please contact us at (937) 457-2888.


  • Self-care
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Learning
  • Mobility
  • Self-direction
  • Capacity for independent living