family selected services

Tonya Hawk
Carroll Hills Family & Children's Program Center
2167 Kensington Rd. NE
Carrollton, Ohio 44615
Phone: 330-627-7651
Fax: 330-627-6606
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A program that provides supports, services, and helps to assist family to care for their family member with disabilities at home enhancing the quality of life for the individual with developmental disabilities.

If you have a family member with a developmental disability living at home, he or she may be able to receive FSS. The family member with disabilities must be eligible for county board services, even if he or she is not receiving county board assistance.

Items and services that are provided are:

Respite care by specially trained providers or persons chosen by the family
Adaptive equipment
Home modifications to accommodate the family member with disabilities
Special diets
Other services individualized to each family's needs such as counseling, wheelchair repair, educational software, television closed captioning, sign language books, exercise bicycles and more.
Your family's income must be below $60,000 per year in order to qualify for FSS. The FSS program is administered through the County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and paid with local funds.

County Boards of Developmental Disabilities will fund a family request:

  • If the family member with developmental disabilities are eligible fo services,
  • The County Board has funds available,
  • If items or services cannot be funded by other sources,
  • and the request is consistent with the indiviluals needs and the Board's and Family Selected Services philosophy.