Determine Eligibility for Board Services.
Eligibility consists of a diagnosis of a developmental disability prior to the age of 22, and an assessment to determine whether there are deficits in 4 of 7 different life areas (C/OEDI). Eligibility is done at ages 6 and 16.
Provide Information and Referral.
This can range from a family member needing help locating a dentist who bills Medicaid to problem solving a difficult case with another agency.
Develop Individual Person-Centered Plans.
These plans are completed for anyone who receives a service paid for thorough board funds or a waiver (not including Family Support)
MUIs (Major Unusual Incidents) are those serious events that are out of the ordinary and cause some risk of health or safety to the individual. While the SSA department does not investigate these cases, we do file the reports and assure the investigations are complete and thorough. We then issue recommendations to the team and assure follow through.
Complete Assessments to Determine Abilities.
These assessments include what skill areas the person has and in what areas do they need assistance, how much supervision he or she needs, how much support he or she gets from natural supports, what medical issues does the person have, and many other areas. These are done yearly and as needed. This helps us complete the person-centered plan.