Disability Services

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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Ohio Employment First

Admission Policy

  • Admission is open to referrals from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and the local boards of developmental disabilities in Portage and Summit Counties.
  • Once your referral and authorization for services are received, you will be matched to a career navigator based on your preferences, location, service requested and caseload availability. 
  • Pathfinder does not work with individuals that require behavior interventions. If it is learned at any point in the referral or services that you are on a formal Behavior Support Plan, a copy of your plan will be requested and reviewed to determine your level of needs and whether you can be served. 
  • If you are self-referred or referred by a source other than OOD or a county board, you will be provided with contact information to refer yourself for services.
  • If there is a waiting list, we will tell you right away of any potential delays and the service timeframe. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with the opportunity to change providers given as an option.  If a job opportunity becomes available that is a match for you, you may receive priority services during this time.