OMRDD Transition Information. Eligibility Determination ProcessContact the OMRDD Developmental Disabilities Service Office in your area.Complete an OMRDD Eligibility Transmittal Form with the assistance of DDSO Staff.Submit the Transmittal Form to the DDSO along with documentation of the person's
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1. OMRDD Transition Information Population Served
140,000 people with Developmental Disabilities are currently being served by OMRDD.
Developmental Disabilities served include Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and Neurological Impairments.
2. OMRDD Transition Information Eligibility Determination Process
Contact the OMRDD Developmental Disabilities Service Office in your area.
Complete an OMRDD Eligibility Transmittal Form with the assistance of DDSO Staff.
Submit the Transmittal Form to the DDSO along with documentation of the person’s Developmental Disability.
3. OMRDD Transition Information Required Documents to Determine Eligibility
A psychological report including an assessment of intellectual functioning.
A medical report including diagnostic findings to support a diagnosis other than mental retardation.
A social history or psychosocial report that shows that the person became disabled before 22 years of age.
4. OMRDD Transition Information OMRDD Service Options
Agency-Based Group Services and Supports
Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs)
Day Habilitation programs
Agency-Based Individualized Services and Supports
Supported living arrangements
“Day Services Without Walls”
Supported employment (SEMP)
Options for People Through Services (OPTS)
Individualized Support Services (ISS)
Individualized/Self-Directed Supports and Services
Consolidated Supports and Services (SD/CSS)
5. OMRDD Transition Information Parent Considerations
Determine if you would benefit from the services of a Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC) while your family member is in school.
6. OMRDD Transition Information Medicaid Service Coordination is:
The active assistance offered persons as they navigate the community and various service systems in pursuit of the necessary and desired services and supports that will assist them in achieving or maintaining their personal goals.
A distinct service from other services.
Chosen by the person and advocate.
Help to people to explore what they want and need in life and assisting them in getting it.
Help to attain the highest quality of life and live as independently and productively as possible.
7. OMRDD Transition Information Activities of the Service Coordinator include:
Working with the person to arrange and conduct planning meetings, collecting information, and using the information to create a vision of needs and desires and what help is needed to obtain these valued outcomes.
Coordinating services to achieve the person’s valued outcomes and locating or creating supports and services.
Upholding a person’s rights and ensuring that the person’s living arrangement is safe.
Writing the Individualized Service Plan; record keeping to remain in regulatory compliance.
8. OMRDD Transition Information Parent Considerations
In order to receive Medicaid Service Coordination, a person must meet all of the following requirements:
A person must have a documented diagnosis of a developmental disability.
A person must be enrolled in Medicaid.
A person must demonstrate a need for ongoing and comprehensive, rather than incidental, service coordination.
9. OMRDD Transition Information MSC requirements continued
A person, or an individual authorized to give consent on behalf of the person, must choose to receive MSC.
A person must not permanently live in an Intermediate Care Facility, Developmental Center, Psychiatric Hospital, Small Residential Unit, Nursing Facility or Hospital or any other Medicaid funded setting that provides service coordination.
A person cannot be enrolled in any other comprehensive Medicaid long-term service coordination program.
10. OMRDD Transition Information Parent Considerations
Ensure your child’s service needs are known to OMRDD at least 3 years prior to graduation.
Early identification will enable you to work with OMRDD to establish services and supports proactively to make the transition from school to adult life as smooth as possible.
Early identification will help to ensure the services that you desire will be available from the agency of your choice.
11. OMRDD Transition Information Parent Considerations
DDSO staff, or your Medicaid Service Coordinator, can assist you to complete a needs survey for your child.
Needs Surveys enable DDSO Staff to:
Become aware of individuals who desire services from OMRDD after graduation.
Determine the types of services that individuals desire to receive.
Work with agencies to determine if the programs they operate can meet the needs of individuals.
Work with agencies to develop new programs to meet the needs of individuals.
12. OMRDD Transition Information School District Considerations
Participate in the Local Opportunities Committee meetings in your county.
The Local Opportunities Committee’s purpose is to:
Review and authorize services for individuals in non-certified settings.
Assist in tracking the residential placement needs of individuals.
Assist in tracking the service needs of individuals who will be graduating from school.
13. OMRDD Transition Information School District Considerations
Participation in Local Opportunities Committee assists to:
Ensure that individuals with Developmental Disabilities who will be graduating from school are known to OMRDD.
Ensure that individuals who need services from OMRDD while still in school are identified.
Enhance awareness of the school district of the types of services available to individuals through OMRDD.