Children and adults with developmental disabilities may also have mental health needs requiring intensive behavioral supports. Contact your local Ohio County Board of Developmental Disabilities to see if you qualify for services.
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is also looking into establishing a limited number of New Futures Waivers to specifically target:
- Children with developmental disabilities under age 14 who need significant behaviorally focused interventions, which could include individuals having a diagnosis that falls within the autism spectrum, and/or individuals with a dual diagnosis of developmental disabilities and mental health/severe emotional disturbance
- Children who meet the level of care provided in an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded (ICFMR Level of Care)
Ohio Mental Illness Developmental Disabilities Coordinating Center of Excellence (MIDD CCE) helps communities build their knowledge and resources to serve individuals with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and developmental disabilities. The center, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, will help coordinate regional resources for dual diagnosis assessment, trainings and grant funding.
National Association for the Dually Diagnosed provides education, information, and training on mental health issues relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.