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

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 take part in an AAI assessment to make sure they are getting the same level of support as people with waiver services. Service and support administrators are responsible for completing the assessment.

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The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Profile is an assessment required for people accessing the Individual Options Waiver and for residents of an intermediate care facility. The DDP asks many detailed questions to try to understand a person's needs and circumstances.  

The assessment must take place after enrollment in a waiver or admission to a facility but before service planning is complete. DDP assessors might be a service and support administrator for a person enrolled in the IO Waiver or certified county board personnel. The initial assessor for ICF residents is a DODD staff member.

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LOC Icon.png     Individual Assessment

The Individual Assessment Form is used to determine how much direct support a person who lives in an intermediate care facility needs from care staff, including nurses. Certified ICF assessors who are familiar with a person's daily needs will assess their personal care abilities, and behavioral and medical needs.

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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 but serves as a foundation for other assessment and service planning. 

County board and ICF staff, or a person designated by DODD, can give the LOC assessment after completing department-approved training.


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OEDI Icon.png      Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument

The Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument records information about a person's abilities to 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. DODD authorizes county board staff to administer the OEDI and COEDI. 

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Pre-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. A hospital or nursing facility initiates the assessment, then county board staff complete the assessment after a face-to-face visit with the person.

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Immediate and Current Need

The Ohio Assessment for Immediate Need and Current Need focuses on identifying what services a person needs right now and what services they may need in the future before placing them on a Waiting List for home and community-based services waivers.

By December 31, 2020, every person who was on the existing Waiting List prior to September 1, 2018, 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 and are administered by county board staff who take department-approved training.

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OEDI Icon.png      Nursing Task

The Nursing Task Assessment is a form county boards of developmental disabilities use to determine a person's need for nursing services and service hours. The assessment is completed during a face-to-face meeting with the person and their team members. Service and support administrators complete the assessment and submit it to DODD for approval or denial. 

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