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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a developmental disability?

A developmental disability is a severe, chronic condition that manifests itself before the age of 22 and is characterized by a cognitive or physical difference or a combination of the two that is likely to continue indefinitely.

How do I receive supports from the developmental disabilities' system in Belmont County?

Eligibility is determined by using the Ohio Eligibility and Determination Instrument (OEDI). When you contact the Belmont County Board of DD, the first thing we will do is sit down and talk with you to learn exactly what it is you need or want. At that time, we may ask you to provide certain information verifying that you have a developmental disability. To learn more about this process, contact the Service and Support Administration Department at 740-695-7433 

Who provides services in Belmont County?

People with developmental disabilities choose who they want to serve their needs through the Individual Support Plan process. There are a number of skilled providers of vocational, habilitation, transportation and residential services in Belmont County. A list of certified providers is maintained by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Click on this link to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to search certified providers. www.providersearch.dodd.ohio.gov

Who do I contact if I think someone with a disability is being neglected or abused?

If the person is in immediate danger, it is important that you dial 911 for the appropriate police, fire or emergency personnel. Other cases can be reported to the Board's emergency on-call number at 740-310-2255. This number is manned 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

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