After a child's third birthday, children and their families will begin transitioning out of Early Intervention (EI) Services. As part of this process, your child will be reassessed to determine if they are eligible to receive services from the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Riverside). If deemed eligible for services, each child will be connected with our Children's Team Service & Support Administration team and be designated a Service & Support Administrator (SSA), or case manager.
With the SSA's help, each child will be provided with a variety of supports and resources to help them lead a happy, self-directed life. The SSA will also advocate for the child throughout their entire education, supporting both the child and the school in achieving the child and family's desired outcomes. For more information about our Children's Services, please contact us.
Contact Eligibility at (937) 440-3080 to initiate the eligibility process for those ages 3 and over.
Provide documentation of a developmental disability, such as a psychological evaluation
or an Evaluation Team Report (ETR).
After a document review, an Eligibility Determination appointment and other information may be requested.
If determined eligible, you will be contacted by a Service & Support Administrator, or SSA.
Services & Supports
SSAs are dedicated in guiding students and families through every stage in the child's education. SSAs can help you navigate the process by:
Assisting with life transitions, including EI to preschool and preschool to kindergarten
Attend IEP Meetings
Attending IEP (Individualized Service Programs) meetings to ensure family's understanding
Connecting students and their families to community resources, interest groups, etc.
Coordinating services, including assessing the child and family's needs to help develop person-centered plans
Collaborate with schools, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and other agencies to support the student
Offering support and training to school districts regarding disability-related information and resources
Transition to Adulthood
Our Transition Services help students ages 14 through high school graduation and their families navigate high school and the transition into adulthood. This can include anything from attending IEP meetings, providing information about independent living and finding community employment.
With programs such as Kids Swim Lessons, Young Athletes Play & Sports Group and Craft Night, we encourage everyone to do things that make them happy and empower them to explore new adventures.
Anyone with an intellectual disability who is at least 8 years old is eligible to participate in Special Olympics. We offer 9 sports, including soccer, unified golf and cheerleading.