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Individual Options (IO) Waiver



The IO waiver is a more comprehensive waiver which allows individuals to live in community settings of their choice with supports instead of living in an institution. The IO waiver has a higher funding limit and waiver services are developed in order to meet a person's individualized needs. Read more about the Prior Authorization process.


Individuals must meet Medicaid eligibility criteria and have an ICF level of care – there are no age requirements.

Services Provided by the SELF Waiver Include:

Homemaker/Personal Care

Ohio Shared Living

Residential & Informal Respite


Waiver Handbook

Personal Emergency Response System

Specialized Medical Equipment

Click the button above to download the waiver handbook.

Environmental Accessibility Adaptations

Emergency Assistance

Supported Employment

Day Habilitation

Community Respite