822 Sellers Drive
Jackson, OH 45640
Service and Support Administration
A Service and Support Administrator (SSA) is the primary point of coordination in the state of Ohio for Individuals who have a developmental disability and meet eligibility requirements for county board services. An SSA ensures that the individual’s voice, wants and needs are met by working closely with individuals, providers, parents and guardians. Please call us at 740-384-7938 if you have any questions or to make a referral.
In order to qualify for services from the Jackson County Board of DD, you must be a resident of Jackson County, have documentation of a qualifying diagnosis that occurred before age 22, and participate in the completion of the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument. Once you are determined eligible, and SSA will meet with you to discuss available services, including Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers and placement on the HCBS waiver waiting lists. Please contact an SSA at 740-384-7938 to make a referral.
Family Resources Funding
Anyone who has been determined eligible for county board services can apply for this funding. It is designed for those in need of medical equipment, ramps, adaptive equipment, and other services not covered by HCBS waiver funding or for those who are currently on the HCBS waiver waiting lists.
Community employment increases public awareness of individuals with disabilities and focuses on opportunities to live and work in their community. The SSA Department will help to inform individuals of what opportunities could be available locally, connect individuals with organizations and resources for finding employment and stay in touch to help support the search for employment in any way possible.
Ohio’s Employment First
In 2012, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the Employment First Initiative to raise expectations surrounding employment for people with disabilities. The philosophy behind Employment First is that every person has abilities, skills and talents to enrich the community and people around us. Community employment is the preferred path for working-age adults with developmental disabilities, and individuals should have the opportunity to explore career options and seek jobs that fit their skills and interests. People with disabilities should have an opportunity to make an informed choice about employment: a chance to explore community jobs, connect with peers who are employed, plan for a career that meets their interests and skills, understand the impact of income on benefits, and the many rewards of working in the community.
Employment First is a State initiative that provides professional development tools to state and county agencies and service providers to help people with DD get jobs.
If you are an adult with a developmental disability and you would like to work, we are excited to help you! We can work with you to secure job training and coaching which will help you learn the necessary skills to find meaningful employment.
We work collaboratively with a number of businesses and community leaders in order to help you find a job in your community.