10 Helpful Forms to Make Self-Direction in Ohio Easier for You
Access to all the forms, documents, and helpful information you need as part of the IRIS Program. Check the list of forms to view and download.
October 14, 2022
How to Advocate for Yourself to a Medical Professional to Get the Care You Need
It’s scary to imagine that your doctor won’t listen to you. Or that you’ll be judged by them. But self-advocating gives you, the patient, a chance to get your needs met.
October 12, 2022
Disability Garrison – Episode 15: Alternatives to Guardianship with Allison Hall and Ashley Mathy
In this episode of the Disability Garrison, Michael and Holly discuss alternatives to guardianship with Allison Hall. Ashley gives her account of being under guardianship and how it restricts her life.
August 30, 2022
Disability Garrison – Episode 14: Disability Identity with Andy Imparato
Join Holly and Michael as they talk with Andy Imparato, CEO of Disability Rights California. They discuss the importance of disability identity and community. Andy also shares his experience as a person with bipolar disorder.
July 26, 2022
Why Inclusion for Kids and Communities on the Playground Is Important
If you’ve ever thought, “Wow, kids with mobility devices could easily use this playground,” then you're a lucky person with access to an inclusive playground.
July 14, 2022
Disability Garrison – Episode 13: Inclusive Playgrounds with Julie Kenerson (Fair Play for All)
Michael interviews Holly and Julie about inclusive playgrounds. Holly describes what it took to build the first inclusive playground in her county. Julie discusses how she honors her late son through advocacy.
June 28, 2022
Disability Garrison – Episode 12: Independent Living with Karen Tamley
Holly and Michael talk with Karen Tamley, President and CEO of Access Living. They discuss Independent Living philosophy, and how Centers for Independent Living can help achieve healthcare goals.
May 31, 2022
Disability Garrison – Episode 11: Health Equity and Disparity with Andy Imparato
Join Michael and Holly as they talk with Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California. Andy discusses pandemic-era healthcare resource rationing. They also go over ideas on how to address disparities in their communities.
April 26, 2022
Growing Self-Direction in a Year of Change: GT’s 2021 Yearly Report
From a change of CEO to restructuring the way our operations work, there's been some huge changes at GT Independence during 2021. (Not to mention, we launched a podcast!)
April 8, 2022