The Waiting List is broken. It's time to FIX THE LIST.
Ohioans with developmental disabilities and their families have made it clear: our state's waiver waiting list needs work.
That is why the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council joined a coalition of people with developmental disabilities, family members, and organizations representing guardians, county boards, and providers who believe it's time to Fix The List.
You Spoke Up, We Listened
People with developmental disabilities and their families have repeatedly told us that Ohio's waiting list for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers is overly complex and in need of simplification. The current waiting list confuses people with developmental disabilities and their families, misleads advocates, and hinders efforts by policymakers to direct resources to where they are needed most.
That is why DD Council has joined a coalition to modernize Ohio's failed waiting list. This coalition includes groups representing people with developmental disabilities, parents, families, advocates, county boards of DD, providers, and the State of Ohio.
Through the efforts of this coalition and informed by the feedback of people with developmental disabilities and their families, we believe that a new approach to the way Ohio's HCBS waiver waiting list operates is needed. It's time to Fix The List.
Resources for Parents and Families
Are you a person with a developmental disability, a parent, or a family member who has questions about how Ohio is planning to Fix The List? Click here to see a list of groups that can answer your questions, and visit FixTheList.info for up-to-date information.
Follow Our Progress
- Advocacy and Protection Services, Inc. (APSI)
- The Arc of Ohio
- Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB)
- Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
- Ohio Developmental Disabilites Council
- Ohio Olmstead Taskforce
- Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA)
- Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA)
- Ohio Superintendents of County Boards of Developmental Disabilites
- People First of Ohio
- The YMCA
Originally posted January 22, 2018