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, County Board Service and Support Specialist administer the Children’s Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI) or the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI).

A person must have 3 areas of functional limitations. The areas are Mobility, Self Care, Self Directions, Capacity for Independent Living, Learning, Receptive and Expressive Language, and Economic Self Sufficiency.

Early Intervention-Birth up to their third birthday. 
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For information on enrollment and eligibility for 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.