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Section V. Prevalence and Service Rate: Need Ratio Projections of Unmet Need


Findings related to Service Rate: Need Ratios are as follows:

  1. Table 20 below summarizes that, in the vast majority of counties, OOD is currently serving a very small number, 0 to 10 percent, of individuals with communicative impairments as compared to the estimated need. Additionally, in the majority of counties individuals with physical, hearing, and visual impairments are served at rates between 0 and 20 percent.

  2. OOD’s service provision rate is higher for individuals with cognitive and psychosocial impairments. This reflects OOD’s concentration in recent years in providing services to these individuals through inter-agency partnerships with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and engagement with county Mental Health and Drug Addiction boards. Each of these populations has an organized representative presence through established county public agencies across Ohio.

  3. Table 20 - Number of Counties by Impairment and OOD Service Rate: Need Ratio Range
    Range Cognitive Communicative Hearing Physical Psychosocial Visual
    0 to 10% 0 78 31 14 4 35
    10.1% to 20% 4 7 40 49 17 45
    20.1% to 30% 12 2 11 17 20 8
    30.1% to 40% 24 1 5 5 17 0
    40.1% to 50% 22 0 0 2 15 0
    Higher than 50% 26 0 1 1 15 0

  4. Eighteen counties had service rate: need ratios at or below 10 percent for three or more impairment categories: Adams, Ashland, Ashtabula, Butler, Delaware, Geauga, Greene, Harrison, Holmes, Lake, Licking, Miami, Monroe, Noble, Paulding, Preble, Shelby, and Warren.

  5. Nine counties did not have a service rate: need ratio greater than 30 percent for any impairment category: Clermont, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Montgomery, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Warren, and Wayne.

  6. Table 21 is available at the link below presenting the count of impairment categories in each county that fall into each of six service rate: need ratio ranges: 0 to 10%, 10.1% to 20%, 20.1% to 30%, 30.1% to 40%, 40.1% to 50%, and Higher than 50%.

    Table 21 - OOD Service Rate: Need Ratio Ranges - Counts by County

  7. Ten counties have service rate: need ratios greater than 30 percent in at least three categories of impairment: Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Crawford, Henry, Huron, Lawrence, Morgan, Richland, and Sandusky. Erie is the only county with no service rate: need ratio below 10 percent in any impairment category.

  8. Table 22 below provides a list of counties with the highest and lowest service rate: need ratios for each impairment category.

  9. Table 22 - Counties with the Highest and Lowest Service Rate: Need Ratios by Impairment
    Impairment Highest Service Rate: Need Ratios Lowest Service Rate: Need Ratios
    Cognitive Lawrence, Huron, Scioto, and Sandusky Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, and Holmes
    Communicative Brown, Noble, Logan, and Highland Holmes, Tuscarawas, Muskingum, and Paulding
    Hearing Huron, Richland, Crawford, and Morgan Highland, Harrison, Paulding, and Mercer
    Physical Lawrence, Huron, Auglaize, and Champaign Geauga, Holmes, Morgan, and Monroe
    Psychosocial Erie, Lawrence, Scioto, and Ottawa Monroe, Holmes, Carroll, and Warren
    Visual Brown, Allen, Madison, and Huron Coshocton, Logan, Fulton, and Adams

  10. Table 23 at the link below provides the service rate: need ratio ranges by county for each category of impairment. This represents the number of individuals who receive services out of the total number who could be served by OOD. These data are also represented on the maps presented previously.

    Table 23 - County Service Rate: Need Ratios by Impairment

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