Why We Need Resources

“In order to be self-determined we must have access to information.”

Knowing where to obtain resources in very important. In fact it is at the core of our mission and values.  It is also important that this information is accurate. If you find any information needing updates or corrections please let us know  here.

Vocational Support

Medicaid Buy-in for Workers with Disabilities

Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities (MBIWD) is an Ohio Medicaid program that provides health care coverage to working Ohioans with disabilities. This is a great resource for people who would like to work. Historically, people with disabilities were often discouraged from working because their earnings made them ineligible for Medicaid coverage. MBIWD was created to enable Ohioans with disabilities to work and still keep their health care coverage.

Click Here to check to see if you may be eligible for the program.

Who is Eligible? To qualify for MBIWD, a person must:

Be 16 to 64 years old
Be disabled as per the Social Security Administration or as determined by Ohio Medicaid or eligible under the MBIWD medically improved category
Be employed in paid work (includes part-time and full-time work)
Pay a premium (if applicable)

If you think you may be eligible then you can visit ODJFS website to apply and for more information.

Ticket To Work Progam

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. The Ticket program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.

CLICK HERE to go to the Ticket to Work website.

Ohio’s Employment First Program

Employment First is an initiative of the Governor.We all have talents! This is a great program that allows us to put our many talents to good use and be employed. 

CLICK HERE to go to the Employment First website.

Working With a Disability?

Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.

CLICK HERE to go to the Disability Benefits 101’s website.

Job Guide Tool Kit

The employment tool kit can be used to assist both job seekers and family members.

CLICK HERE to go to checkout this awesome tool kit.

Self-Determination Tools

The Center for Self-Determination

The Center for Self-Determination is a non-profit organization, established in 2000, operating as the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries. The Center is devoted to working within the public and private sector to move power and authority over resources directly to individuals with disabilities, families and allies.

The National Gateway to Self-Determination

The National Gateway to Self-Determination is a consortium of five primary University Centers on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) and the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD).The overall goal of the NGSD is to establish a sustainable, evidence-based training system that enhances self-determination training programs that lead to a better quality of life.