Services We Provide

Service and Support Administration

Service and Support Administrators provide assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities throughout all stages of life in areas of advocacy, coordination of services and individual plan development.

Service & Support Administration: Commonly Asked Questions

Family Support Services

Family Support Services are for eligible individuals who live at home with their family and require assistance to avoid placement outside the home. Families may use these services for a variety of needs, including respite care, adaptive equipment, home modifications, etc. or for addressing other needs to improve the quality in the home environment.

Early Intervention/Help Me Grow

The early intervention program offers developmental and functional activities for children with an identified development delay, disability or medical condition likely to result in a delay or disability, birth to 3 years of age. A Service Coordinator will meet with the family in their home to discuss the HMG Early Intervention Program and to guide the family through the evaluation and assessment process.

Once a child is determined eligible for early intervention services, your local Early Intervention Team which includes the HMG Service Coordinator, Developmental Specialist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist will work with you in your home or other place you want and your family to develop a coordinated plan.

Residential Services/Supported Living/Waivers

Residential supports and services provide the necessary supports to eligible individuals in Paulding County to enable them to live in settings of their choice in their community. Services and supports may include budgeting, bill paying, planning and cooking healthy meals, shopping, laundering clothes, maintaining a clean, safe and healthy home, and transportation/accompaniment to medical appointments. These services are provided as needed, and coordinated by the SSA. These services are primarily funded through the Medicaid SELF Waiver, Individual Options Waiver and Level 1 Waiver.

Adult Day Services & Community Employment

Adult Day Services and Vocational Habilitation services are offered through certified private providers. These programs offer an array of engaging activities to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their goals, outcomes and enjoy their daily activities. Your goals and supports needed to achieve those outcomes are developed with your team and are included in your Individualized Service Plan (ISP).

Adult Day Services, also known as Day programing provides learning to assist individuals reach their personal goals. Day programing offer participants the opportunity to participate in activities and social programs or provide individuals the opportunity to go out into the community and participate in activities.

Vocational Habilitation Services provide individuals the opportunity to spend their days interacting with others, and enjoying activities while gaining vocational skills and earning a pay check. Contract piecework allows you to work at your own pace, with the support of staff to help you reach the goals you identify in your ISP.

Community Employment Paulding County Board of DD partners with other state agencies and a variety of providers to create successful employment experiences for the individual, as well as the employer. A large part of the Community Employment Program is the Employment First Partnership. Every person has abilities, skills and talents to enrich the community and people around us. We believe every working-age adult with developmental disabilities has opportunity to explore their career options and seek jobs that fit their skills and interests.

Young people with developmental disabilities will learn about employment options and planning during their school years. Adults with developmental disabilities should have support teams that assist in learning more about how abilities and interests can match opportunities in with workplace.

Self Advocacy

Individuals are encouraged to develop skills in order to represent themselves in all areas of their life, including deciding where they want live and work. The Paulding County Board of DD is a member of the Ohio Self Determination Association and facilitates regular meetings with self-advocates.


Contact Us

Paulding County Board of DD
900 Fairground Drive
Paulding, OH 45879

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