Multnomah County Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Intake and Eligibility Program determines who is eligible for services. Anyone can apply for services; however, only those found to meet Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) Eligibility Determination criteria will qualify (OAR 411-320-0080). All of our services are voluntary.

Make a referral

Anyone can make a referral with a client or legal guardian's consent. To make a referral:

How do I apply?

  1. Submit a referral /  Complete este formulario de referencia

  2. Schedule an appointment with an Eligibility Specialist.

  3. Meet with an Eligibility Specialist to complete an application.

  4. The Eligibility Specialist will discuss services and timelines.

    5. Or complete an Application Packet (730.99 KB) and return to:

Who is eligible?

We serve individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • The condition must be expected to last a lifetime.

  • The condition must impact at least two everyday living skills. Examples include self care, communication, learning, socialization, mobility and self-direction.

  • The onset of the intellectual disability must have occurred prior to age 18. The onset of the developmental disability must have occurred prior to age 22.

Examples of potentially qualifying conditions:

  • Intellectual Disability (IQ of 75 or below)

  • Down Syndrome

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Epilepsy

  • Fetal Alcohol/Drug Effects

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

For questions about qualifying conditions, please contact 503-988-6258 or

Can I appeal if I am found not eligible?

The request for an appeal must be submitted within 90 days of the date of notice of the Notification of Planned Action (denial notice).

There are 3 ways to request a hearing:

  1. Complete the form included with your denial notice and mail it to: Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS), Attn: DD Administrative Specialist, 500 Summer St NE, E-09, Salem, OR 97301

  2. Fax the completed form included with your denial notice to 503-373-7274

  3. Make a verbal request for a hearing by speaking directly with the Eligibility Specialist you have been working with.

If you need a replacement form, please contact the Eligibility Specialist you have been working with or 503-988-6258 or

Medical Providers

A statement by a Medical Provider may be used to assist or determine eligibility for services. Return completed forms to

Medical Statement Under 6yrs Old (75.46 KB)

Medical Statement 6yrs and Older (79.85 KB)