Ohio 2016-2017 Budget: Historic Investments for Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities


"Governor Kasich’s historic budget invests $286 million ($116.5 million State share) over the next two years to increase opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities to live and work in the community. The initiatives in this budget expand supports for those who are waiting for services, increase opportunities for community participation, and improve the experience for those who are receiving services by modernizing our programs and strengthening the direct care force….

The budget continues to prioritize funding to reflect the growing demand for Home and Community-Based Services. Funding will allow DODD to add nursing services to the IO waiver to enable people with medical needs to live in community settings, provide for much-deserved increase for direct care staff, increase the availability of add-on services for individuals with complex needs and behavioral challenges, provide training for those who receive, plan, and deliver waiver services, and strengthen oversight and quality assurance efforts so the person-centered plan is delivering meaningful outcomes."

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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