SSA & Medicaid Services
The Service and Support Administration (SSA) department manages services for persons eligible for developmental disability services. Eligible individuals are assigned a Service & Support Administrator to assess individual needs, facilitate development of individual service plans, arrange for services and monitor the provision of those services. Service & Support Administrators often times assist families with questions, planning or referrals on subjects such as Social Security, guardianship, Medicaid, waiting lists, etc. All SSA services are provided to persons served at no cost.
How Do I Apply for Summit Developmental Disabilities Board Services?
The Intake Department is the starting point for services for all ages. The Intake Department will help to determine the eligibility of an applicant. Call our Intake/Referral Specialist at 330-634-8674 weekdays between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.
Community Services includes Homemaker/Personal Care (HPC) services which are tasks directed at increasing the independence of the person served within his/her home or community. These tasks include assisting the individual with activities of daily living, personal hygiene, dressing, feeding, transfer and ambulatory needs, skill development, and homemaking tasks such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping.
A waiver is a Medicaid funding source that pays for the services & supports. Persons served can use a Medicaid waiver to stay in their homes and get support rather than live in an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICFMR) or Nursing Facility.