A Transition Youth Service Coordinator (SC) will work with you from your 13th birthday until you turn 25. They can help you and your family navigate your middle and high school years, prepare for life after graduation and provide support while you transition to life as a young adult.
Your SC is responsible for writing your Individual Service Plan (or ISP). This document evolves throughout your life and serves as a roadmap for the services and supports you need to reach your goals. You and your family will meet to discuss this document at least once a year.
In addition, Transition Youth Service Coordinators work closely with LCBDD’s Transition Support department and will attend meetings alongside your Transition Support Specialist. Click here to learn more about Transition Support Specialists.
Transition Youth SCs can help you decide on what is important to you and for you. They can also help with:
- FSS requests- Family Support Services (FSS) is a program to help offset the cost of services and supplies. If you or your family have a question about what it can be used for, Click here to visit our FSS page.
- Communication and learning
- Making referrals for speech therapy, communication devices and learning devices.
- Connecting with information about assistive technology or a tech lending library. Click here to visit our assistive technology page.
- Attending your Individualized Education Plan/Evaluation Team Report meetings.
- Community involvement
- Connecting you with local clubs and groups that match your interests.
- Sharing information on transportation options to help you participate in these activities.
- Daily life
- Determining your daily needs and coordinate services to meet them.
- Helping you find support in the community to meet your needs.
- Talking about budgeting.
- Connecting you to payee services, Social Security and other benefits.
- Helping you get a STABLE account. Click here to learn about STABLE accounts.
- Getting around
- Helping identify mobility needs.
- Sharing information on options to access home modifications and adaptive equipment.
- Health and wellness
- Identifying the supports you might need to manage your own healthcare.
- Talking about ways that you and your family can balance your rights and responsibilities with your health and safety.
- Connecting you with Project Lifesaver: The Licking County Sheriff’s office oversees the Project Lifesaver program. This will help the Sheriff’s department find your child if they would become lost. If you think that Project Lifesaver would be a good fit for you or if you have questions about funds to pay for this service, please contact your Service Coordinator. Click here to go to the Project Lifesaver website.
- Talking about your current and future housing plans.
- Connecting you with resources for housing in the community.
- Talking about the people who are important in your life.
- Helping you learn about supported decision making.
- Providing information about adult guardianship.
Can I get a waiver?
Ohio has implemented a new assessment to determine waiver eligibility. Your SC can coordinate getting the assessment completed with you and your family. For more information, click here to visit our waiver page.
Can I get Medicaid or SSI?
Medicaid and SSI are income-based programs, so not everyone will qualify. If you and your family want to find out if you qualify you can apply at the Department of Job and Family Services for Medicaid and the Social Security office for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Your SC can assist you in the application process.
If you are concerned that a person with developmental disabilities is being abused or neglected, please contact us at 740-349-6588. If it is after regular business hours, please call 740-345-4357 (211 if local) and ask for the Licking County Board of DD on-call service coordinator.