A Qualifying Diagnosis must be determined by a qualified professional which refers to persons who are specially trained, and licensed by their respective state of residence and practice, to examine patients, conduct or refer for diagnostic testing, diagnose health conditions, treat illnesses, diseases and conditions, and prescribe as applicable.

Qualifying diagnosis examples: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, FASD, Intellectual Disability, Seizure Disorder, ADHD, Spina Bifida, TBI….and many others.

Once it has been determined that the qualifying diagnosis manifested before age 22, a County Board Service and Support Specialist will administer the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI).

Early Intervention-Birth up to their third birthday.
Help Me Grow Central Intake -419-251-1823

For information on enrollment and eligibility for children ages 3 and up- 419-381-8320

Age 3 up to 6th birthday qualifies with 2 delays
Age 6 up to 16 birthday – C/OEDI administered and needs 3 area of substantial functional limitations to qualify
Age 16 and up- OEDI administered and needs 3 areas of substantial functional limitations to qualify
Mandated redeterminations need to be completed at ages 3, 6 and 16.