Your journey with the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Riverside) begins with our Eligibility Department. Depending upon a person's age, the eligibility criteria and process will look differently. For children ages 0-2, eligibility is governed by the Ohio Administrative Code whereas the Ohio Revised Code governs the eligibility criteria for those ages 3 and over. No matter the age though, our skilled staff will guide you and your family through the process for each age group.
Once you are found eligible for Riverside services, you will be connected with a member of our team who will provide you and your family with the resources and support you need both at home and within the Miami County community. It is important to note that all Riverside services are voluntary for those who are found eligible. For more information about our eligibility criteria and process, please contact us.
We understand, a new diagnosis
can create many questions.
Our dedicated team is here to help you on this journey. We will walk you through the entire process, from defining a developmental disability to services and supports, we are here for you.
A group of conditions affecting a person's physical, learning, language or behavior areas that begin before age 22 and are expected to last a lifetime.*
Common examples include: cerebral palsy, intellectual developmental disorder, autism, head injuries and spina bifida.
*It is important to note that services continue past age 22. The diagnosis simply must be made by then.
When is eligibility redetermined?
Ohio requires eligibility be redetermined when a person turns 3, 6 or 16 years old. It may also be done when a change in functional skills, diagnosis or an extended "break" in services occurs or if you move to another county.
Eligibility criteria varies by age.
A child must have at least two documented developmental delays as reported in an Evaluation Team Report (ETR), Individualized Education Program (IEP) or medical records. To receive Riverside services, a child must also be eligible for special education.
A person must show substantial functional limitations in at least three of the life activity areas measured in the Children's Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI) for children ages 6-15 or the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) for ages 16 and older.
Services & Supports for ages 3+
You will be connected with an SSA who specializes in providing people with developmental disabilities and their families with the resources and support they need.