Intake and Eligibility

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services is making the intake packet available online.
         General Information for All Applicants              English       Español
         Intake Packet for a Child (Ages 0 - 17)                 English      Español
         Intake Packet for Adult (Ages 18 and Older)     English       Español

Please review the instructions and fill out all forms. Once the forms have been completed please submit them to our office. Packets can be submitted via:

         Email:                         DDSIntake@lanecountyor.gov
         Fax:                            (541) 682-9842
         Mailing Address:      Lane County Developmental Disabilities                                                                      Services, 125 E 8th Avenue, Eugene OR 97401

If you need our office to mail you a packet please call or email the intake/eligibility team at:

         Phone:         (541) 682-6564
         Email:           DDSIntake@lanecountyor.gov

Someone from our team will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Due to the current health situation, there may be delay in responding to phone calls and emails. We will respond as soon as possible and attempt to respond within 24 to 48 business hours.

In order to initiate the intake process, an intake packet must be completed. Once the intake packet is received, it may take between 90 to 180 days to determine eligibility.

Intellectual Disability
Other Developmental Disability
 Established by Law ORS Chapter 427
OAR 411-320-0080(3) OAR 411-320-0080(4)
  • Must be evident prior to the 18th birthday
  • For individuals who have consistent and valid Full Scale IQ of 65 and less, no assessment of adaptive behavior may be needed if current documentation supports eligibility
  • For individuals who have a valid Full Scale IQ or equivalent composite score of 66-75, verification of an intellectual disability requires an assessment of adaptive behavior
  • Impairment of adaptive behavior must be directly related to an intellectual disability and cannot be primarily attributed to other conditions, such as:
    • mental or emotional disorders
    • sensory impairments
    • motor impairments
    • substance abuse
    • personality disorder
    • learning disability
    • ADHD
  • The condition and impairment must continue, or be expected to continue, indefinitely

 

  •  Must be evident prior to the 22nd birthday
  • Requires a medical or clinical diagnosis and significant impairment in adaptive behavior (IQ scores are not used in determining a developmental disability)
  • Developmental disabilities must originate in and directly affect the brain
  • The individual must require training and support in daily living skills, similar to that required by an individual with an intellectual disability. Daily living skills include, but are not limited to, communicating, grooming, dressing, safety and social skills
  • Impairment of adaptive behavior must be directly related to another developmental disability and cannot be primarily attributed to other conditions, such as:
    • mental or emotional disorders
    • sensory impairments
    • motor impairments
    • substance abuse
    • personality disorder
    • learning disability
    • ADHD
  • The condition and impairment must continue, or be expected to continue, indefinitely

Other Developmental Disabilities include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Tourette's
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder​

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