Intake & Eligibility

Lincoln County Developmental Disability Program (CDDP) is responsible for determining eligibility for services for residents of Lincoln County. An eligibility specialist will assist the individual through the eligibility determination process.

If you would like more information about Developmental Disability Services, or you would like to apply for services, please call the office at 541-265-0482 or Contact Us

The eligibility timeline varies for each individual. To make the process move quickly, please have the following information available at the time of your appointment with the Eligibility Specialist:

  • Names of all past and current physicians and clinic medical providers.
  • Professionals who have evaluated your disabilities, including psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, developmental pediatricians, geneticists, and mental health providers.
  • History of past evaluations. This can include Psychological/IQ testing, medical or genetic evaluations of your disabilities, or mental health assessments.
  • Social Security number

Other records that may be helpful in determining eligibility include school, vocational rehabilitation, drug and alcohol treatment and residential services records.

What are Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities?

Developmental Disability

  • Developmental Disability (DD) is a severe mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments.
  • Begins before an individual is 22 years of age or 18 years of age for an intellectual disability;
  • Begins in and directly affects the brain and has continued, or is expected to continue, indefinitely;
  • Causes significant impairment of daily living skills (adaptive behavior) such as, but not limited to, communicating, grooming, dressing, safety and social skills.

Developmental disabilities include autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or other neurological disabling conditions.

See the full definition of Developmental Disability in OAR 411-320-0020.

Intellectual Disability

  • Intellectual Disability (ID) means significantly sub-average intellectual functioning with an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 and under as measured by a qualified professional, along with a lack of daily living skills (adaptive behavior) such as, but not limited to, communicating, grooming, dressing, safety, and social skills that show up prior to 18 years of age.
  • Individuals with IQ's of 71-75 may be considered to have an intellectual disability if there is also significant impairment in adaptive behavior as diagnosed by a licensed clinical or school psychologist.

See the full definition of Intellectual Disability in OAR 411-320-0020.

Many individuals have both qualifying and non-qualifying conditions. In this situation, a clarification will be required through a psychological evaluation process to determine the primary condition that is impacting home and community skills.