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Making the decision to work in the field of developmental disabilities is a very rewarding experience. We want to assist you on your journey in becoming a Direct Support Professional (DSP.) Our Provider Support, Jennifer Oakley, assists agencies and independent providers to help them achieve the best quality of services possible.

Jennifer provides support to those becoming newly certified providers and educational opportunities for new and existing providers.  She is knowledgeable on the practices of the Ohio Department of Disabilities for provider compliance, as well as initial and re-certification. Please call her to set up an appointment for assistance.

A photo of Jennifer Oakley, Provider Support.

Welcome Providers

Jennifer Oakley

Provider Support

740-439-4451Ext. 6826

Types of Providers

Independent Provider

An Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Certified Independent Provider is a self-employed person who provides services/supports for people with developmental disabilities. Independent providers must provide the services themselves and cannot employ, either directly or through contract, anyone else to provide the services.  5123:2-2-01


Agency Provider

An Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Certified Agency Provider is an entity that directly employs at least one person in addition to the chief executive officer for the purpose of providing services for which the entity must be certified under this rule.  5123:2-2-01

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