Lawsuit seeks community-based options for Ohio's disabled but also endangers a population of adults currently receiving services through ICF settings offering safe, quality, and dignified care.
One family I know with two children are currently receiving services through ICF settings. Although the lawsuit is on behalf of families going without any options, waivers, or services, it runs the risk of forced closings of ICFs that appear to be the only option available for a population of children and adults who require specialized services to be integrated into community life.
As it turns out, there are very few community-based options for adults other than going into group homes and jobs. However, if your son or daughter's disability requires more care and cannot work, there are few options as it is.