Sandra's new home and health services were threatened. We gave her the tools she needed to get them back. #AdvocacyMatters

Sandra, an older adult, had recently experienced homelessness but was able to find a home and get necessary health services from an Ohio PASSPORT waiver. However, once she had the resources, the state told Sandra that she no longer qualified for these services. Read more...

December 13, 2019Read More

DODD Waiver Waiting Lists

Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities need and want services through Medicaid home and community-based waiver programs. These programsâ€"the Individual Options, SELF, and Level One waiversâ€"provide funding so that people can get the services and support they need in their own homes and communities instead of in institutions or... Read more...

November 27, 2019Read More

Take our survey about Ohio's new waiver waiting list system

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities last year unveiled a new rule governing waiting lists for Medicaid waiver programs for people with developmental disabilities. People are now being assessed by their County Board to determine their level of need for waiver services. We want a better idea of how this... Read more...

September 13, 2019Read More

DODD seeking comments on proposed rule changes for waiver waiting lists

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has proposed new rule changes to the waiver waiting list system for people who want and need Medicaid home and community-based waiver services in Ohio. Under the proposed rule, county boards will have to assess people currently on waiting lists, as well as others... Read more...

February 21, 2018Read More

New DRO FAQ explains options for people receiving notice that their waiver services haven't been used

On Oct. 30, 2017, DODD mailed letters to all people with developmental disabilities, and their guardians, who are enrolled on an Individual Options (IO), Level 1 or SELF waiver but who have not used any of their waiver services for more than a year. Disability Rights Ohio has created a... Read more...

December 7, 2017Read More

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