The L1 waiver helps choose 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 L1, you get to choose different services to include in your plan. Many of these services rely on natural supports (people such as friends, family, or co-workers who can help out without getting paid). But you can also get paid support providers as well. This waiver can be a good choice if you only need a small amount of support. (If you need more support, look into the Individual Options waiver.)
The L1 waiver help you choose the services that fit best with your needs and life. It also helps you find people you trust to provide your support—even friends and family.
Homemaker and Personal Care Services is a waiver program 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 program has two different models you can enroll in: Homemaker/Personal Care and Participant-Directed Homemaker/Personal Care.
Participant-direction helps people live the life they choose. That includes choosing vendors that best fit their preferences. With this program, you can get the services, equipment, or supplies you need.
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 L1? Contact our Ohio support specialists to learn how to get started.