About Us

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is committed to improving the quality of life for Ohioans with developmental disabilities and their families.

Offering support across the lifespan of people with developmental disabilities, the department oversees a statewide system of supportive services that focus on assuring health and safety, supporting access to community participation, and increasing opportunities for meaningful employment.

Incorporating a broad range of initiatives including Employment First, Ohio’s Family Community of Practice, and trauma-informed care, the department strives toward the shared vision of partners and stakeholders including people with developmental disabilities and their families to experience lifestyles that provide opportunities for personal security, physical and emotional well-being, community participation, productivity, and equal rights.


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DODD Contact Information


DD Council


30 East Broad Street
12th Floor 
Columbus, Oh 43215

MUI Main Number 614-995-3810
MUI Fax Number 614-995-3822
MUI Hotline 866-313-6733

For more information on MUI, visit the Health and Welfare section.     
If you have specific questions about an application, please contact DODD IT staff through the appropriate list serve for the application.

Payment Authorization for Waiver Services
(PAWS): ITSCallCenter@dodd.ohio.gov

Incident Tracking System (ITS): ITSCallCenter@dodd.ohio.gov

Medication Administration (MA): ma.database@dodd.ohio.gov 

Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC): mac.coordinator@list.dodd.ohio.gov

Cognos: cognos-support@list.dodd.ohio.gov

Developmental Center Management Information System (DCMIS): ITSCallCenter@dodd.ohio.gov

Provider Certification System (PCS): ITSCallCenter@dodd.ohio.gov

Lori Horvath, Deputy Director
(Policy; general contact for Medicaid questions)
(Operations MSS implementation; provider certification; reimbursement concerns; ICF-IID)
(Hearings; policy; rules)
(Provider certification) 
(PASRR, Level of Care)
(Claims/call center)
Jeanne Gregory-Kaeppner, Policy Manager
(Prior authorization; Level of Care; policy)
(Waiver enrollment, patient liability)
(IT laison, adult day/NMT; CPT; technical assistance)
(Adult Day/NMT; CPT; Technical Assistance)

Amy Coey, Medicaid Policy Administrator 
(Medicaid Policy) 

Laurel Geist, Medicaid Waiver Administrator
(Waiver administration, service development and implementation, stakeholder engagement)

Ashley McKinney, Operations Manager

Matt Turner, Medicaid Field Consultant
(Medicaid policy)

By emailing the list serve associated to your topic, you will communicate your questions with a team that will work to provide you with assistance. 
Cambridge Developmental Center

66737 Toland Drive,
Cambridge OH 43725-1155
Telephone: 740-439-1371
Fax: 740-439-4382

Columbus Developmental Center
1601 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43222-1087
Telephone: 614-272-0509 
Fax: 614-272-1054

Gallipolis Developmental Center

2500 Ohio Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631-1699
Telephone: 740-446-1642
Fax: 740-446-1341

Mount Vernon Developmental Center

1250 Vernonview Drive
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Telephone: 740-393-6200

Northwest Ohio Developmental Center

1101 South Detroit Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614
Telephone: 419-385-0231
Fax: 419-382-0719 

Southwest Ohio Developmental Center

4399 East Bauman Lane
Batavia, OH 45103
Telephone: 513-732-9200 or 513-732-9222
Fax: 513-735-8232

Tiffin Developmental Center

600 North River Road
Tiffin, OH 44883
Telephone: 419-447-1450
Fax: 419-447-5829

Warrensville Developmental Center

4325 Green Rd, 
Highland Hills, OH 44128
Telephone: 216-464-7400

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