SERVICE AND SUPPORTS ADMINISTRATION

An SSA will be assigned to all those who are eligible and wish to receive services. Their job is to coordinate and monitor the services and supports each person receives, provide information, and refer individuals and families to community resources. All services offered by the Hardin County Board of DD are voluntary.

FOR CHILDREN ENROLLED IN SCHOOL

A Children’s SSA will work with eligible children to:

  • Develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) to identify and address needs
  • Provide support at IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings if requested by the family (IEP meetings are implemented by the child’s school)
  • Identify needed resources and help link families to those resources
  • Identify funding sources
  • Help families advocate for services
  • Provide information about how to plan for the future
  • Other services as needed

FOR CHILDREN TRANSITIONING FROM SCHOOL TO WORK

A Transition SSA can assist with:

  • Develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) to identify and address needs
  • Provide support at IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings if requested by the family (IEP meetings are implemented by the child’s school)
  • Identify needed resources and help link families to those resources
  • Help families advocate for services
  • Explore higher education opportunities
  • Explore employment opportunities
  • Identify strengths and needs and assist in finding resources to prepare individuals for transition to adulthood
  • Future planning (including transition from school to work, vocational services, day programming, driving assessment, guardianship, Social Security, Medicaid, voting, and other services as needed)

FOR ADULTS

Eligible adults can receive support from an SSA to help with:

  • Developing an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) that encourages self-determination and identifies and addresses needs
  • Employment opportunities
  • Supporting adults in becoming as independent as possible by enhancing skills, eliminating barriers, accessing and developing opportunities to be part of a larger community, and help assuming adult responsibilities in the life they choose
  • Assistance in seeking funding options
  • Provide information about future planning, vocational services, day programming, driving assessment, guardianship, Social Security, Medicaid, voting, and other services, as needed

OUR SSA TEAM

Andy Diller

SSA Director

419-679-8084

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Cheryl Rodriguez

SSA

419-679-8641

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Shelly Miller

SSA

419-679-8468

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Ron Sanderson

SSA

419-679-8011

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Dawn Dorsey

SSA Secretary

419-679-8345

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Kristy Gillfillan

SSA

419-679-8588

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Greg Baker

SSA

419-679-8387

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