The Community & Support Services department determines service eligibility for anyone age six and up by completing either a COEDI or OEDI. Once eligibility is established, a person can request any of the services offered through the Service and Support Administration.
Children under the age of six may also receive some services through the Service and Support Administration. However, in addition to becoming eligible for early intervention or early childhood services, most services also require a diagnosis of an intellectual disability or other lifelong developmental disability.
The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities believes that everyone has the right to participate as fully as possible in their communities. Living, working, and participating in the community should be the first option for people with disabilities.