Support Services

 

What We Can Offer:

 

Support Services provided by the Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities to people who have developmental disabilities include the following; Information and Referral, Provider Compliance, Major Unusual Incidents Investigations, Behavior Support, Compliance, Recreation, and Advocacy.

 

Our Services

Information and Referral

For any Warren County Board of Developmental Disability service, an individual must reside in Warren County and be deemed eligible for County Board of DD services. The Support Services Division is the starting point for services for all individuals over three years of age. The Intake and Eligibility Specialists will assess all individuals requesting services to determine the eligibility of the individual. Eligibility for services can be determined at any age. For those who are currently eligible for County Board of DD services, eligibility is reviewed at the age of three, six, and sixteen. The onset of the disability must have occurred prior to the age of 22.

Provider Compliance

Provider Compliance reviews are conducted by the Provider Compliance Specialists as dictated by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, a complaint, or as the result of a major unusual incident, unusual incident, or programmatic review. Independent and Residential providers’ processes and procedures are reviewed to ensure they meet all state mandated requirements.

Major Unusual Incidents (MUI)

The Major Unusual Incidents department has three Investigative Agents who file and investigate major unusual incidents and work with teams to develop prevention plans to ensure the health and welfare of each individual. Unusual incidents are also reviewed and tracked for trends and patterns. To report a Major Unusual Incident call (800) 800-6847. This number is staffed 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Behavior Support

Behavior Specialists work as an ancillary member of the individual’s team and develop behavioral strategies to assist the individuals’ specific needs. Behavioral strategies are created based on individualized assessments. These strategies are monitored by the Behavior Specialist. If a plan includes restrictive interventions, it is reviewed and approved by the agency’s Human Rights committee prior to implementation.

Compliance

The Director of this division is responsible for the coordination of efforts in preparation for accreditation reviews. These currently consist of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

Community Integration

The Community Integration Coordinator coordinates and facilitates Adult Miracle League activities and other county wide recreational activities including Community Night and Adult Services Recreation Night.  The Community Integration Coordinator also assists in the coordination of Special Olympics for the Warren County Area and facilitates recreation events targeting Transition Age youth individuals (14-22) receiving WCBDD services.

Advocacy

The Advocacy and Provider Compliance Specialist provides support and consultation to self-advocacy groups for the agency and provides suggestions and recommendations to leadership on advocacy related activities. This includes creating opportunities for individuals served to connect to their communities along with developing training opportunities for individuals to learn about self-determination and leadership.

Contact Information

For general questions about Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities Support Services please contact Linda Barnhart, our Support Services Secretary at Linda.Barnhart@warrencountydd.org

Phone Number

513-228-6453