Intake and Eligibility for Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
Intake and Eligibility 503-588-5288
What is a Developmental Disability?
Disability is a neurological condition that primarily affects the brain.
It originates in childhood and significantly impacts adaptive
behavior, or everyday living skills. Developmental disabilities may
include Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral
Palsy, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy and other neurologically disabling
conditions. Please contact the Intake Line for questions about other
qualifying neurological conditions.
What conditions are not considered Developmental Disabilities?
such as mental or emotional disorder, sensory impairment, substance
abuse, personality disorder, learning disability, or ADHD are not
considered qualifying developmental disability diagnoses that can be
used to determine eligibility. For questions about qualifying
conditions please call the DD Intake Line.
Who is eligible for Developmental Disability (DD) services?
is determined by gathering an applicant's developmental history and all
historical documentation to determine if they meet requirements
outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules. (OAR 411-320-0020 – Definitions and OAR 411-320-0080 (1) (16).
documentation for school-age children and adults is reviewed to
determine if they meet either the intellectual disability criteria or
other developmental disability criteria. Intellectual disability
criteria is determined by scores on standardized IQ testing and adaptive
behavior assessments; while eligibility for other developmental
disabilities is determined by diagnostic information and scores on
standardized adaptive behavior assessments. Please contact the Intake
Line for questions about eligibility and criteria for young children.
How do I apply for services through the Developmental Disabilities Program?
Intake Application for Developmental Disabilities Services may be
obtained by calling the Marion County Developmental Disabilities
Intake Line. Be prepared to leave your contact information (phone and
mailing address) along with any other information or questions you may
have. If your call is not immediately answered by an Eligibility
support person, one will get back to you.
How do I refer an individual to the Developmental Disability Program?
can make a referral for individuals living in Marion County as long
as the individual or their legal guardian has granted permission.
Referrals can be made by calling the Marion County Developmental
Disabilities Intake Line.
I have specific questions before I decide whether to apply.
the Marion County Developmental Disabilities Intake Line if you have
any questions about DD services, eligibility criteria, or the
application process. Our staff is ready to provide assistance
throughout the intake process as needed.