The SELF waiver helps people control their own services using participant direction. Participant direction allows you to remain in your own home and community—and get the support you need.
With SELF, this includes choosing who provides your services—you can even hire friends and family. You also have authority over your budget. This means you get to decide what services to spend your budget on. 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.
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.
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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Have questions about managing your own services with SELF? Contact our Ohio support specialists to learn how to get started.