Providers of services to people with developmental disabilities may be self-employed individuals or agencies.

An individual or organization may become certified as a Supported Living provider to provide Medicaid and/or non-Medicaid funded services to individuals with developmental disabilities living in their own homes or as a provider of waiver services.

Because the health and safety of people receiving these services is of the utmost importance, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) must certify agencies and/or individuals that provide services. Applications are carefully reviewed on an individual basis, and must include documentation that the applicant meets all qualifications and standards to become certified. An individual or agency is prohibited from providing any service until certified by the DODD.

Types of Provider Services



Vocational and non-vocational day services needed to assure the optimal functioning of individuals. Vocational services are designed to teach and reinforce habilitation concepts related to work including responsibility, attendance, task completion, problem solving, social interaction, motor skill development and safety.



Includes such services as assistive equipment, home modifications, home delivered meals, interpreter services, nutrition services and social work.



Ongoing supports that enable participants, for whom competitive employment is unlikely absent the provisions of supports, and who because of their disabilities need supports, to perform in a regular work setting.



Services provided on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing the care.



Services, supports and supervision necessary for the health and welfare of an individual which enables the individual to live in the community.



Transportation to day services or transportation for purposes of shopping, banking, social events, medical appointments, getting to and from work, and similar activities for people with disabilities that need special accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation.