The IO Waiver gives you the choice to control your own services using participant-direction. Participant-direction allows you to remain in your own home and community—and get the support you need.
With IO, you get a comprehensive choice of many different services included in your plan. This can be helpful if you need a lot of support. (If you only need a little support, look into the Level 1 Waiver.) You can choose the services that fit best with your needs and life. You can also hire people you trust to provide your support—even friends and family. If you want, you can choose a representative to handle everything for you.
The goal is for you to decide how and where you’re supported. And who delivers that support.
Homemaker and Personal Care Services is a waiver service that helps Ohioans like you control your own care and support with participant direction. This gives you the freedom to choose the support that best fits you and your life.
This service has two different models you can enroll in: Homemaker/Personal Care and Participant-Directed Homemaker/Personal Care.
In Ohio, you have several choices for transportation services, including ground transportation and mileage reimbursement. This gives you access to transportation services so you can go out into the community whenever you like.
People of any age with developmental disabilities who:
At GT Independence, we believe you should be able to live life on your own terms. As a family-owned and disability-led financial management service (FMS), we’ve sat on your side of the table. And our goal is to make it easy and convenient for you to control who delivers your support and how that support is delivered.
As your advocates for participant-direction, we’re here to help you live the life you choose. We do this by:
View select forms on the Ohio forms page. To view all forms, sign into your portal account and visit the resources tab.
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See a comprensive list of resources and flyers relevent to Ohio.
Have questions about managing your own services with IO? Contact our Ohio support specialists to learn how to get started.