service eligibility &

Admission Process

Learn more about who is eligible to receive our services and how to enroll!

Admission Process
Service Eligibility

Who is eligible for services?

We welcome adults over the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability who would benefit from our services and programs. Additional criteria for each service setting is listed below:

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Supported Community Living

  • Individuals must have an Individual Options (IO) Waiver.
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Intermediate-Care Facilities (Park West Court Apartments & Johnstown Home)

  • We welcome any individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability over the age of 18 where the disability:
    • Continues indefinitely
    • Manifested before the age of 22.
  • Medical Disqualifications (subject to change)
    • Those with a central line
    • Those currently receiving piggybacked antibiotics via I.V.
    • Any individual on a vent.
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Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

  • To be eligible for transportation, individuals must reside in Franklin County.
  • Although not required, an interest in art is preferred.
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Career, Activity, & Community

  • To be eligible for transportation, individuals must reside in Franklin County.
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Open Door at UCO Industries

  • To be eligible for transportation, individuals must reside in Union County.

Our Admission Process

Step 1: Contact

Step 2: Discovery

Step 3: Intake

Step 4: Services Begin

Contact

1

Contact

If you, or someone you support, is interested in one of our programs or services, please contact us to get started!

Click below to see specific contact information for each of our divisions:

Supported Community Living

Gretchen VanNatta
Social Services Director
e: gvannatta@opendoorcolumbus.org
p: (614) 641-2900 x 3269

Park West Court Apartments

Kim Eilerman
Program Director
e: keilerman@opendoorcolumbus.org
p: (614) 641-2900 x 3038

Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

Sean Moore
Program Director
e: smoore@opendoorcolumbus.org
p: (614) 641-2828

Career, Activity, & Community

Amy Yerian
Program Director
e: ayerian@opendoorcolumbus.org
p: (614-641-2900 x 3252

Open Door at UCO Industries

We provide both community-based adult day services as well as on-the-job support for individuals employed by UCO Industries. Individuals interested in either program should contact their county service coordinator to get the admission process started.

Victoria Davis
Program Director
e: vdavis@opendoorcolumbus.org
p: (937) 597-2709

 

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Discovery

We'll then be in touch to schedule a discovery meeting!

During this meeting, interested individuals will have the chance to meet our team, learn more about our programs and services, have their questions answered, and receive a tour of our space*! It will also give us the chance to get to know you, learn about your specific needs, and what you'd like to achieve with the right support.

* Tours are only available for programs with physical facilities. Community-based programs will not include a tour.

Click below for program specific information about the discovery meeting:

Supported Community Living
  • In Supported Community Living, the discovery meeting is technically called a "Provider Interview."
  • Individuals may invite whoever they want to attend this meeting. We suggest including family members, guardians, and county service coordinators whenever possible.
  • During the meeting, individuals and members of their team will learn more about the services available in Supported Community Living and get the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. If housing is needed, in-person or virtual tours of available locations may be offered.
Park West Court Apartments
  • Prior to the discovery meeting, interested individuals (or their family/guardian) should reach out to their county service coordinator.
    • If the individual is not currently linked to service coordination they will need to contact their county board for intake.
  • A discovery meeting, which will include a tour of our campus including our apartments, indoor/outdoor recreation areas, visitation room, and our administrative offices, will be scheduled.
    • Tours are available both in-person and virtually.
  • If an individual wants to move to Park West and an opening is available, an admission date is set in conjunction with the County Board and the pre-admission process is initiated.
    • If there are no openings currently available, individuals may be placed on our Interest List and will be contacted to continue the admission process once an opening becomes available.
Open Door Art Studio & Gallery
  • At Open Door Art Studio & Gallery, the discovery meeting will include a tour of our studio and gallery spaces.
  • To get an idea of what a typical day is like in the studio, whenever possible we like to schedule this meeting during our regular programming hours (10a-3p). 
Career, Activity, & Community
  • The majority of programming at Career, Activity, & Community takes place in the community. During the discovery meeting, we will share detailed information about our one-on-one and on-the-go models and work to find the option that best fits the individual's specific needs, wants, and goals.
  • For those who cannot venture out into the community for any reason, the discovery meeting will include a tour of our in-house facilities.
Open Door at UCO Industries
  • Adult Day Program:
    The majority of Open Door at UCO Industries' programming takes place in the community. During the discovery meeting, we will share detailed information about our on-the-go model and work to find the small group that best fits the individual's specific needs, wants, and goals.
  • On-the-Job Support:
    Once an individual has been hired as an associate of UCO Industries, they may be eligible to receive our on-the-job support services. During the discovery meeting, the individual, their family (where applicable), the county service coordinator, and representatives from UCO and Open Door will work together to create a support plan that promotes employment success.

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Intake

Once an individual has chosen Open Door as their service provider, an intake meeting will be scheduled.

During this meeting, the individual and their team will work together to finalize the individualized service plan, complete the required paperwork, and agree upon a date for those services to begin. 

Based upon the program(s) you are enrolling in, the following collateral will be needed to complete the intake process:

Supported Community Living

General

    • Copy of ID
    • Copy of Social Security Card
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Copy of Medicaid/Medicare Card(s)
    • Award Letter
    • Paystubs
    • Lease Agreement*
    • Funeral Plans/Advance Directives*
    • Guardian Information*

Medical

    • Physical/Medical Assessment
    • List of medical providers (please include: address, phone number, and date of last appointment)
    • List of Medications (signed by a physician)*
    • Immunization Records
    • Psychological Evaluation

Other

    • Current Individual Service Plan (ISP)
    • Current 2020
    • Behavior Support Plan (BSP) or Behavior Guidelines*
    • Social History
    • Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Information (DODD Form)

* when applicable

Park West Court Apartments

General

    • Copy of ID
    • Copy of Social Security Card
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Copy of Medicaid/Medicare or Other Insurance Card(s)
    • Award Letter
    • Paystubs
    • Lease Agreement*
    • Funeral Plans/Advance Directives*
    • Life Insurance Information*
    • Guardian Information*

Medical

    • Negative COVID Test (on day of move in)
    • Copy of COVID vaccination record*
    • Physical/Medical Assessment
    • List of medical providers (please include: address, phone number, and date of last appointment, and any upcoming scheduled appointments)
    • Immunization Records
    • Psychological Evaluation (dated within three years)
    • Current List of Diagnoses
    • Current List of Medications (signed by a physician)*
    • Current List of Orders (signed by a physician)

Other

      • Current Individual Service Plan (ISP) or Individualized Program Plan (IPP)
      • Current 2020
      • Behavior Support Plan (BSP) or Behavior Guidelines*
      • Social History
      • Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS) Information - DODD Form

    * when applicable

    Open Door Art Studio & Gallery

    General

      • Current Individual Service Plan (ISP)
      • Behavior Support Plan (BSP) or Behavior Guidelines*
      • List of Medications, including OTC and PRN (signed by a physician)*

    * when applicable

    Career, Activity, & Community
    • Current Individual Service Plan (ISP)
    • Behavior Support Plan (BSP) or Behavior Guidelines*
    • List of Medications, including OTC and PRN (signed by a physician)*
    • Physical/Medical Assessment

    * when applicable

    Open Door in Union County
    • Current Individual Service Plan (ISP)
    • Behavior Support Plan (BSP) or Behavior Guidelines*
    • List of Medications, including OTC and PRN (signed by a physician)*
    • Physical/Medical Assessment

    * when applicable

    4

    Services Begin!

    Following the intake meeting, we will train and educate our Direct Care Professionals (DSPs) that will be working directly with the individual on their specific needs and goals.

    For Residential Services:
    If the individual will be residing at Park West, they will move into their apartment on the agreed-upon start date. If the individual will be receiving services in Supported Community Living, our staff will arrive at the agreed-upon date and time to begin providing in-home support!

    For Adult Day Services:
    If the individual will be attending one of our day programs, our staff will arrive at the individual's place of residence to provide transportation - either to the day program, or if in our On-the-Go program, to pre-planned and impromptu destinations in the community.

    Adult Day Services: