The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has issued the attached memo to inform providers and county boards of some updates to the vocational habilitation service. We believe the area in which providers will be most impacted is the requirement that participants in vocational habilitation services must be compensated at less than 50% of the minimum wage.
It is expected that by 8/1/19, providers that are out of compliance must develop a plan on how to resolve the issue. DODD has designated a Community Life Engagement Project Manager for each of four Ohio regions to provide consultation and support. The name and contact information for each of the four Community Life Engagement Project Managers can be found here.
Keith Banner, our regional representative will be joining us at the next Provider Forum on 9/5/18 (HCDDS Kingsley Offices, 5093 Kingsley Dr., 45227- 9am-10:30am) to discuss more.