They may choose from any appropriately certified and willing provider. One of the roles of the SSA is to help navigate this process and ensure Free Choice of Provider is upheld and appropriately documented. The Ohio Department of DD maintains a database of all certified providers. Click Here to search the database.
The Allen County Board of DD also maintains a local Provider Pool. This pool is comprised of providers who have directly expressed an interest in working with individuals in Allen County. The pool is maintained by the Quality and Support Services Department. The assigned SSA can share this information and help you further explore the providers in our pool.