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The Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities has a Child Team of Service and Support Administrators (SSAs) that specialize in the unique needs of children with developmental disabilities and their families.
Child Team Services
Service and Support Administration
All individuals (age 3 and above) enrolled with the Knox County Board DD will have access to a Service and Support Administrator (SSA). The SSA will assist individuals with planning for future goals/needs, making informed choices and leading a self-determined life. The SSA will assist individuals and families in understanding and using community resources, understanding and advocating for their rights and making decisions regarding their lives.
The County Board is a gateway to many other services including Waiver Services. Waiver Services are a funding source to assist individuals in maintaining a quality of life when they may otherwise lack the resources. We can help you determine if you are eligible for these services and we can help you apply. There are waiting lists for these services, so individuals and families are encouraged to plan for their future needs.
Ages 3-5: Have at least 2 developmental delays or an established risk
Ages 6 and older: Have a substantial limitation in at least 3 of the following areas: self-care, language, learning, mobility, self-direction, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency (age 16 + )
All ages must meet the following:
If you are interested in services, please contact:
Intake Department: 740-397-4607, email@example.com
Family Resources (FR), formerly known as Family Support Services or FSS, aids families in meeting the unique needs of an individual with a disability. Families are reimbursed for certain approved expenses necessary to take care of the family member in their home. FR reimburses the costs of temporary care (respite), home modifications, special equipment, special diet, and training or counseling for families. FR is flexible to support families in meeting their unique needs. The amount of the expense that is reimbursed is based on the availability of funds. Families must enroll yearly. An individual does not need to be enrolled with the County Board of Developmental Disabilities to receive FR but they do need to be eligible for services by meeting all eligibility requirements. If you are intrested or have any questions regarding this service, please contact the intake department at 740-397-4656 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COUNSELING, SUPERVISION, TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Request for adaptive equipment requires other available funding be exhausted (i.e. insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Easter Seal Society, Lions Club, Knox Community Hospital, and Knox County Health Department, etc.) before seeking Family Resources funding. Family Resources requires two (2) written estimates be submitted along with letters of requests/rejections to be submitted at time of request. A prescription and/or a letter of recommendation from a licensed professional must accompany all adaptive equipment requests.
MODIFICATIONS OF THE HOME
The Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities believes in person-centered planning. The person-centered approach creates a team of people who know and care about the individual with a disability, who come together to develop and share a dream for the person's future, and who work together to organize and provide the supports necessary to make that dream a reality. The goal is to organize truly individualized, natural, and creative supports to achieve meaningful goals based on each individual's strengths and preferences. Central to person-centered planning is a circle of friends and supporters, including the person with a disability, family members, friends, peers, teachers, and other service providers. The individual's team meets at least once a year to evaluate progress and to create a plan for the coming year. The Individual Service Plan or ISP (formerly known as the Essential Lifestyle Plan or ELP) is meant to be a unique reflection of each individuals personality, lifestyle goals, needs and progress. The objective of the ISP is:
• Discover what is important to a person in everyday life; and what is
When goals and areas of need are identified the plan directs services that work towards a fuller and more independent life for each individual. This plan also acts as a "contract" with service providers to provider the services outlined as frequently and for the length of time that the team decides.
Here is a personal workbook that helps you look at your life and plan for many of the questions that the team will address during your team meeting.