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If you are an individual with a disability that is interested in receiving services from a provider through the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities, you have the freedom to choose your own provider. The process to help insure that you are given choices in who works with you is called Free Choice of Provider Process. Your support team and SSA can also help you determine if there are areas of your life that could benefit from some extra support to help you meet your goals. The services you may want to receive could include home supports, Adult Day Service Supports and employment supports. There are three ways to find a provider:
Your SSA can help you with provider selection at any time.
The Board provides due process protections to individuals, families, guardians or complainants in the resolution of complaints involving programs, services, policies or administrative practices of the Board or any entities acting under contract with the Board. Areas subject to administrative resolution may include, but not be limited to, eligibility determination, arranging appropriate services for eligible individuals, or denial, reduction or termination of services to individuals provided by the Board.
Employees of the Knox County Board of DD make decisions based on what they consider to be in the best interest of individuals and families receiving services. Staff also implements policies and procedures based on legal requirements and regulations. Conflicts and disagreements may arise due to differences in preference and due to availability of services. Anyone who is not satisfied with an outcome of Board services is encouraged to bring the complaint through due process channels to have the complaint considered. Individuals, families or advocates can request a person to help them when using any of the complaint procedures. Your SSA can help you with a Due Process request.
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 certain limits and 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. To learn more click HERE.
The Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities (KCBDD) helps individuals to be successful in the residential setting that best suits them. No matter if an individual wishes to live in a home, an apartment, alone, with family or sharing expenses with roommates, KCBDD works with each individual and family to arrange services and supports that will help the individual be successful. KCBDD has a network of individual and agency residential providers that help individuals live successfully in the community. Services may include hiring a provider who can help them gain living skills, transportation assistance, or purchasing adaptive equipment for the home. There are a variety of funds available to help an individual access residential service, or to plan a budget for the things they need. Through KCBDD services, individuals have increased independence, integration into the community and safety in their own home.
The Rights of Persons with developmental disabilities are assured under the Ohio Administrative Code. The following "simplified language" version of Section 5123.62 is an attempt to clarify legal language which is often not easily understood.
I have the right to say "no" to being a part of any study or experiment.
The Service & Support Administration is responsible for coordinating services and the development of community options. A Service & Support Administrator (SSA) works directly with eligible individuals to assist in the planning, implementation and monitoring of services. The department manages home supports that include Medicaid Waivers and Supported Living and serves as the connection to Knox County providers in the community. The Director of Community Services oversees the SSA Associate Director, 13 Service and Support Administrators and 2 Secretaries who work directly with individuals enrolled in Board services. For more information contact the Director of Community Services at 740-397-4621.
The County Board is a gateway to many other services including Waiver Services. Waiver Services are a funding