YOUR CHOICE is an exciting program designed to bridge the gap between the need for developmental disability services and the workforce challenges in recruiting staff.
Offering Dignity of Choice in Services Received
YOUR CHOICE gives individuals or their family/guardian the ability to hire a support worker of their choosing. This can be a friend, a family member, or even a neighbor!
You control your care by working with your support worker to coordinate work schedules and develop a personalized support plan based on your unique wants and needs.
You decide who and what is right for you.
Who Can Participate?
Anyone who is enrolled in the Ohio Developmental Disabilities system and has one of the following is eligible to participate:
- Level 1 Waiver
- SELF Waiver
- I/O Waiver
There is no cost to you to participate in this program.
Steps to Get Started
Identify a person who is a good fit to become your support worker.
Fill out the YOUR CHOICE application.
Once your application is received, Envision staff will reach out to collect more information.
What your new DSP can expect:
Envision will handle the employee onboarding process for your new DSP. This includes eligibility verification, background checks, training, and payroll matters (competitive wages starting at $15 per hour).
Once the information is processed and training is completed, your new DSP will be eligible to begin providing support services. Be sure to keep your SSA informed as well.
Let the Journey Begin!
Enroll in the YOUR CHOICE Program
If you are an individual in need of services or if you are a family member of someone in need of services, please click the button below to fill out the YOUR CHOICE Enrollment Packet.
Become a YOUR CHOICE DSP
If you are interested in becoming a Your Choice DSP, visit the YOUR CHOICE Career Center to sign up. Once enrolled, someone from Human Resources will contact you for more information.
We help each other. Like mother, like daughter!
The program is unbelievable. Everybody’s super nice.
Ellie Schauer, mother and DSP to Ellen Schauer