Coshocton DD Family & Individual Resources

Family & Individual Resources

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Ages & Stages






What are developmental milestones?
Developmental milestones are a set of functional skills or age-specific tasks that most children can do at a certain age range. Development is different than growth. Growth only refers to the child getting bigger in size whereas child development refers to how a child becomes able to do more complex things as they get older. Your pediatrician uses milestones to help check how your child is developing. 


Although each milestone has an age level, the actual age when a typically developing child reaches that milestone can vary quite a bit.  Every child is unique! If you are concerned about your child's development, be sure to discuss it with your child's doctor.

3 Month old Milestones adobe pdf

7 Month old Milestones adobe pdf

12 Month old Milestones adobe pdf

24 Months old Milestones adobe pdf

Click links above to view milestones for 3, 7, 12 and 24 months.



Introduction & Eligibility





If you or your loved one has a developmental delay or disability Coshocton DD can help you with connecting you to the resources and supports you need. Connections are bulit around you or your family's unique wants and needs. Our supports are voluntary and free and a family or person can choose to stop using these supports at any time. There are different criteria for eligibility for supports based on your age.

0 - 3 years old: Referrals for Early Intervention services are made through Help Me Grow program. Eligibility and plans for services are created in partnership with Coshocton Board of Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention specialists.

To see if your child is eligible for services contact the Help Me Grow Project Director at 740-622-1552 ext: 41054.

Age 3 and older: If you are interested in receiving supports through the Coshocton County Board DD you may:

  1. Contact the SSA Assistant at 740-622-2674.

If you need help, the SSA Assistant will explain the steps to take to apply for enrollment and will assist you with completing the application and getting the documents you may need.

We will need

  • A completed application
  • Documentation from a licensed professional (physician, psychiatrist, psychologist) stating your diagnosis & the date of onset.
  • Documentation examples are a psychological evaluation physical examination report, school IEP & MFE, or a letter from your physician.
  • Eligibility may be re-determined periodically to ensure that an individual is still eligible for services.



Clubs & Advocacy Groups






Raise Your Voice

(A People First of Ohio Chapter)

Who are we:

  • We are Raise Your Voice
  • We are self-advocates who strive to be better, to speak up and make a difference
  • We believe in Self-Determination
  • We want freedom to choose a meaningful life in the community
  • We know the importance of our leadership role in the community
  • We support  the self-advocacy movement
  • We tap into resources in ways that are life enhancing
  • We are aware that people with disabilities can make a contribution to our communities

For more information contact Bambi Zinkon at 740-622-2674


Project Stir

Project STIR is a training program for self advocates designed to provide individuals with the tools to advocate for themselves, mobilize others in advocacy and gain leadership experience!

Project STIR covers:

  • Knowing Yourself
  • Communicating Assertively
  • Problem Solving and Negotiating
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Self Advocacy and Self Determination
  • Being Part of the Community
  • Starting a Self Advocacy Group

For more information contact Bambi Zinkon at 740-622-2674

Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Athlete Eligibility:
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, athletes must have a development disability (be on an IEP), that is, functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills. Participation in Special Olympics starts at age 8 years, and there’s no maximum age limit.

Athlete Oath:
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Coshocton County Special Olympic Sports:
Basketball/ Cheerleading

Contact Information
Coshocton County Special Olympics Coordinator: Tobi Collins
Phone number: 740-622-2674

Informational Links:



Support Groups





  The Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been supporting the formation of a Parent Support Group. We are looking for your involvement! The Family Support Group is open to anyone who is a family member, friend, guardian, or natural support, to an individual with a developmental disability. The purpose of the group is to provide support, share resources, receive trainings on special topics, provide input and direction to the Board of Developmental Disabilities, and receive courthouse

updates on Developmental Disabilities events, programs and resources.

For more information contact your SSA.


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