Eligibility

Infants (Ages Two and Younger) 

Must have one of the following:
  • An individual must have at least one developmental delay determined by Help Me Grow, physician, or clinical professionals. 
  • An Established Risk (having a diagnosed physical or mental condition with high probability of resulting in a delay)

Preschool (Ages Three through Five) 

Must have one of the following:
  • An individual must have at least two developmental delays determined by school, physician, or clinical professionals. 
  • An Established Risk (having a diagnosed physical or mental condition with high probability of resulting in a delay)

Ages six through fifteen  

Must have the following:
  • An individual must have a diagnosis of a specific developmental disability documented by a qualified professional.
    • The individual must have a physical or mental impairment other than a mental illness.
    • The individual’s disability must be likely to continue indefinitely.  
  • The disability results in substantial functional limitations in at least three of the six areas of life activity on the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI).   
    • Self-Care
    • Receptive and Expressive Language
    • Mobility
    • Learning
    • Self-Direction
    • Capacity for Independent Living

Ages sixteen and older

Must have the following:
  • An individual must have a diagnosis of a specific developmental disability documented by a qualified professional.
  • The disability results in substantial functional limitations in at least three of the seven areas of life activity on the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI)
    • Self-Care
    • Receptive and Expressive Language
    • Mobility
    • Learning
    • Self-Direction
    • Capacity for Independent Living
    • Economic Self Sufficiency