Service and Support Administration

Service and Support Administration

The Service and Support Administration (SSA) Department of the Meigs County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides services to children and adults in Meigs County.  Anyone who is three years and older who is eligible for county board services may request services from the SSA Department.

The SSA Department supports individuals in determining and pursuing life goals by providing coordination across all life areas and across all systems.

When an individual has been determined eligible for Meigs County Board of DD Services they will be assigned a Service and Support Administrator.  The SSA will work with the individual or the family (if a child) to learn what their needs, wants, interests and hopes are.  The SSA will identify service options that will focus on and help address the individual’s hopes and needs.  When the individual has identified the service they wish to receive the SSA will work with the individual to develop an individualized service plan, assist in selecting a provider and exploring the available resources to purchase the selected services.

Primary Functions of the SSA Department

  1. Determining eligibility for Meigs County Board Services;
  2. Assessing an individual’s needs and wants for services and supports;
  3. Developing a “Person Centered” Service Plan;
  4. Exploring available funding resources, establishing and recommending an individual budget to purchase the approved services in the individualized service plan;
  5. Assisting the individual to select a qualified service provider;
  6. Service Coordination and Linkage to identify and link individuals with appropriate educational, vocational, or residential options to ensure services are directed and focused toward achieving the desired outcomes;
  7. Monitoring services to verify the consistent implementation of services are delivered according to the individual’s service plan;
  8. Assuring the completion of a formal Quality Assurance Review of the Individual’s Service Plan;
  9. Assisting the individual to select a daily representative to assist the individual to keep the service and support delivery system focused on his/her desired outcomes; and
  10. Crisis/Emergency Intervention to provide necessary emergency services to eligible individuals and their families on a 24 hour basis.

If you have questions about the Service and Support Administration Services, please feel free to contact the SSA office at (740) 992-6681.