Your county board of developmental disabilities uses a few different assessment tools to get to know you, what support you might need, and what support you might be able to get from the people around you 

What to Expect





The person doing the assessment will contact you to set up a time and place for the interview.
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The person doing the assessment will ask you to talk about what a typical day is like for you, what areas you need support with, and what is working or not working for you.
​You have the right to

receive a copy of the completed assessment and assessment results.

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You have the right to invite anyone that you want to come with you to help you answer the assessment questions.
The assessor will listen to your answers and write them down on the assessment tool. 
Most assessments are completed annually or whenever there is a significant change in someone's condition. 
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You have the right to choose not to participate in the assessment, although it may affect what services you can be offered. 
Some of the questions may not fit you exactly, but the assessor is required to ask everyone all of the questions on the assessment. 

Types of Assessment
Before completing an assessment, evaluators must complete department-approved training. Log in for training available in DODD MyLearning or to access online assessment applications. 
AAI Icon.png                             Adult Acuity Instrument

People who are involved in day services may need hands-on support. The Adult Acuity Instrument assessment compares how much support a person needs to get around, to take part in activities, or to communicate with other people in similar services.

Even people who do not have day services paid for through a waiver can have an AAI assessment to make sure they are getting the same level of support as people with waiver services.

DDP Icon (1).png          Developmental Disabilities Profile

The Developmental Disabilities Profile is an assessment required for people accessing the Individual Options Waiver and for residents of an intermediate care facility. The assessment must take place after enrollment in a waiver or admission to a facility but before service planning is complete. The DDP asks many detailed questions to try to understand a person’s needs and circumstances 

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LOC Icon.png          Developmental Disabilities Level of Care

The Level of Care assessment is used to determine whether a person has a developmental disabilities level of care. Establishing the level of care a person may need is necessary for admission to an intermediate care facility or for enrollment in a home and community-based services waiver. The LOC is not intended to be a comprehensive assessment of the person. It serves as a foundation for comprehensive assessment and service planning. 

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OEDI Icon.png     Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument

The Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument records information about a person's abilities to help determine if they are eligible for county board of developmental disabilities programs or services.

The OEDI captures information about people 16 years old and older. The Children's OEDI, or COEDI, records information for children 6 to 15 years old.

PASRR Icon.pngPre-Admission Screening and Resident Review

The Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review assessment is completed before a person moves into a nursing home. The questions evaluate if other options should be explored before the person leaves their current living situation.

Questions about medical history and the kind of help needed with daily activities are part of this assessment.


PASRR Icon.pngWaiting List:
Immediate and Current Needs

Changes in effect September 1, 2018, to Ohio's Waiting List for home and community-based services waivers focus on a person's assessing immediate and current needs using a statewide assessment tool.

People requesting services will take part in an assessment to identify what services they need right now and what services they may need in the future.

By December 31, 2020, every person currently on the Waiting List will take part in an assessment to determine if they have a current unmet need. Assessments will usually take place as part of the annual service planning process.

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