1091 Infirmary Road, Elyria, OH 44035

(440) 329-3734
Business Dept fax (440) 322-2683
HR Dept fax (440) 284-0001

Service & Support Administration

Opening Doors to Services

Functions of Service and Support Administration

  • Determining eligibility for county board services
  • Maintain waiting lists for services provided or administered by the county board
  • Provide information and referral
  • Coordinate crisis/emergency intervention
  • Function as single point of accountability for individuals who receive service and support administration

Eligibility Determination

Issues of eligibility for services provided or administered by the county board are handled by the SSA Department. The SSA Department receives referrals, gathers necessary information, arranges for assessments, presents results to the agency eligibility committee, refers eligible individuals for county board services, and informs those not eligible for board services about other available options.

Waiting Lists

Separate waiting lists are maintained for each source of funding for residential services and supports. Waiting list assessments can be obtained by contacting the SSA office. Specific questions will be referred to a staff member within the Service and Support Administration department.

Information and Referral

Anyone living in Lorain County is eligible to access information through the SSA department. This is often the first step to finding “key” solutions to questions or problems involving people with disabilities.

Crisis Intervention and Assessment

With concerns, call (440) 324-2366 between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday or (440) 282-1131 outside of these hours.

Employment First Notification

A list of resources and programs that support community employment and help individuals with developmental disabilities to explore work opportunities and to evaluate how having earned income will impact their life/benefits.

Employment First Notification

Support Administration

The following functions are performed by SSAs functioning as the single point of accountability for specific individuals: assess needs; develop and modify individual service plans; establish individual budgets for county board-funded services; assist individuals to choose service providers; monitor services delivered by contracted providers; and ensure that services are continuously appropriate, delivered in accordance with the individual plan, and effectively coordinated on a day-to-day basis.

Contact Information

Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities
9740 Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035-4805
Telephone: (440) 324-2366 or (440) 233-4600
Fax: (440) 322-0588

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