Board of Developmental Disabilities

Board of Developmental Disabilities

     Monroe County Board of Developmental Disabilities
47011 S.R. 26 P.O. Box 623
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793
Phone (740) 472-1712
Fax (740) 472-1684
Administrative Office Hours
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Helen K. Ring - Superintendent


Administrative Staff
Daniel Lollathin - Facilities/Transportation/Housing Director
Jodi Schafer - Administrative Assistant to Superintendent and Business Manager
Misty Dierkes - Service and Support Administrator

Karrie Lafferre - Service and Support Administrator
Misty McGirr - Service and Support Administrator

Michelle Black - Service and Support Administrative Assistant/Office Assistant
Barb Marmie - Program Nurse/Community Educator/Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Mission Statement
The mission of the Monroe County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to
ensure that programs, services and supports which promote choices
and community participation are available for eligible individuals and their families.  
These choices will provide an opportunity to plan their futures in which
they live, work, learn and develop social relationships.

Who Benefits
The Monroe County Board of DD offers and contracts for a variety of services for persons with
developmental disabilities who live in Monroe County.  
These services are available without charge to eligible persons throughout their lifespan
and the availability of services is nondiscriminatory in every respect.
Ultimately, all taxpayers benefit as adults with disabilities become
productive employees, earning a paycheck and contributing to the tax system
rather than being wholly dependent on society.


     Who Administers the Program
            Seven community leaders, including parents of enrollees are appointed by the County
           Commissioner and Probate Judge to the Board, which plans for all programs
and sees that qualified staff is hired to provide services.



(Student placement for Monroe Achievement Center is determined by the local school district).

Birth to age 3:  Early Intervention Services
MCBDD offers Early Intervention Services to eligible children free of charge to help
them reach developmental milestones.

To make a referral for a child birth through age 2 for Early Intervention services: 
Referrals can be made by either logging on to the Ohio Early Intervention website at and clicking on the “Refer Now” link
or by calling 1-800-755-4769.  
You can also contact the Monroe CBDD Early Intervention
Service Coordinator by calling (740) 472-1712.  

For ages 3-5 years old:  Service Coordination
Documentation of at least two developmental delays or established risk.
This can usually be  documented through the child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP),
Evaluation Team Report, or medical records.

Ages 6 and up:   Service Coordination
Families of individuals ages 6 years and older may qualify for
a Service and Support Administrator to assist them with planning. 
To determine eligibility, please contact (740) 472-1712

County Board Eligibility:  An Overview

Ages 6 to 15:  Service Coordination
Children ages six to 15 may be eligible for services from the Monroe County Board of
Developmental Disabilities Services if they exhibit substantial functional limitations
in at least three of the following areas of major life activity as determined
by the Children's Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI):

          Self-care, Receptive and expressive language, Learning, Mobility
Self-direction, Capacity for independent living
Eligibility must be re-determined at age 16 for continued services.

Ages 16 and older:  Service Coordination, Adult Services, Residential Services
Individuals age 16 and above may be eligible for our services if they exhibit significant
functional limitations in at least three of the following areas of major life activity
as determined by the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI):

        Self-care, Receptive and expressive language, Learning, Mobility
         Self-direction, Capacity for independent living,  Economic self-sufficiency

In addition to the functional limitations listed above, individuals must reside in
Monroe County, and must have documentation verifying that their disability
occurred during the developmental years.

The following document(s) may be required to verify an individual’s disability
prior to receiving an eligibility screening:

Psychological evaluation,  Evaluation Team Report from the school
Individual Education Plan (IEP) from the individual's school, Medical evaluation
Admission/Discharge summaries from hospitalization(s)

Who to Call
To make a referral to begin the eligibility process,
please contact us at (740) 472-1712.