Tag Archives: Free choice of provider

Tips for Finding the Provider That’s Right for You

We are fortunate that Summit County offers a variety of great supports for people with developmental disabilities. We have a selection of services and more than 200 service providers for individuals to choose from. With that large selection comes questions like, how do I find the service provider that is right for me, or how do I get started? Below is a guide to help put you on the path to finding providers that are right for you. Read More ›

Summit DD Enhances Free Choice of Provider Process for Adults with Disabilities

Summit DD Service and Support Administrators, or SSAs, have many roles and play an important part in the lives of over 2,000 adults in Summit County. They help connect people with disabilities to the services and supports they need, but it’s important to note that they do not choose the providers for people. Not only are there rules against choosing providers for an individual, but assigning someone to a provider they had no say in would rob that person of their right to choose! This process (commonly referred to as “free choice of provider”), though essential, is a timely one for each SSA. That’s why Summit DD now has a designated SSA who will assist adults and their teams through the process of finding and choosing a provider that best meets their needs. Read More ›

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