What is Service and Support Administration?
Our Service and Support Administration (SSA) Department helps individuals and their families identify and receive the services they need for a safe and healthy lifestyle. They work closely with other agencies and organizations that provide services to make sure needs are being met.
When a person applies and becomes Board eligible, they are assigned an SSA to begin the process of identifying their needs and developing an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) to meet those needs. SSAs often help families with the many questions they have about what services are available and how to access those services.
SSAs work with individuals and families in the following areas:
- Identifying needs, concerns, and goals of individuals and/or families
- Developing a customized ISP
- Monitoring the progress of the ISP to ensure services are effective and maintain the individual’s health and safety
- Providing options for service providers and community resources
- Assisting with residential needs
- Family and Support Services
- Transition planning (ages 14-22) for moving from school into adulthood
- Providing referrals in areas such as Social Security, guardianship, Medicaid, waiting lists, etc.
If you feel at any time that the decisions made about your services are not in your best interest, you have the right use our due process procedure to resolve or appeal those decisions.
Free Choice of Provider
One important thing your SSA can help you with is choosing a service provider. Your SSA can guide you through the number of service options available in Medina County; however, SSAs are not able to suggest one provider over another. YOU are the ultimate and final decision maker.
Contact an SSA
After-Hours Emergency Hotline