State Plan

The primary Duty of the SILC is jointly developing the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL or state plan) with the CILs in the state, after public input from individuals with disabilities, other stakeholders, and all segments of the public. The SPIL serves as a blueprint that encompasses the activities planned by the state to achieve its specified independent living objectives. It reflects the state’s commitment to comply with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements during the three years covered by the plan.

A SPIL must reflect the needs of individuals with significant disabilities in the state. To accurately describe the complexity of the challenges and barriers encountered both individually and at the systems level requires a thoughtful, organized approach.

State Plan for Independent Living
SPIL Technical Amendment

An overview of our current goals
Goal Objective Measure
System Advocacy Objective 1 (Housing): Ohio IL Network will participate in activities at the local, state, and/or federal level to increase affordable, accessible housing for persons with disabilities. Measure/indicator: During FFY 2015, using information from the 704 reports, the IL network provided 921.75 of advocacy activities related to accessible and affordable housing at the local, state, and federal levels. During the 3 year period of the SPIL, these hours will increase by 2% each year.
System Advocacy Objective 2 (Community Supports/ Health Care): Ohio IL Network will advocate for and educate on expanded options and access to health care and community supports for persons with disabilities. Measure/indicator: During FFY 2015, using information from the 704 reports, the ILnetwork provided 1,598.375 hours in advocacy activities related to community and supports/health care for persons with disabilities through participation in committees and coalitions at the local, state and federal levels. (Example, MyCare Ohio, Single Entry Point). During the 3 year period of the SPIL, these hours will increase by 2% each year.
System Advocacy Objective 3: Ohio IL Network will establish an internal advocacy taskforce to share best practices and ideas to reduce and/ or remove barriers to community-based living. Measure/indicator: An Advocacy Taskforce will be formed in the first quarter of 2017, and will meet, most likely by teleconference, at least two times per year throughout the life of the SPIL. Annually, the Taskforce will issue its recommendations on best practices to reduce and/or remove barriers to community-based living. These recommendations will be shared with the relevant state parties.
System Advocacy Objective 4 (Transportation): Ohio IL Network will participate in activities at the local, state, and/or federal level that increase accessible and affordable transportation options for persons with disabilities. Measure/indicator: During FFY 2015, using data from the 704 reports, the IL network provided 1002.25 hours participating in advocacy related to access to transportation for persons with disabilities through participation in committees and coalitions at the local, state, and federal levels. During the 3-year period of the SPIL, these hours will increase by 2% each year.
Increase Independent Living & Community Integration Objective 1 (Peer Support): Persons with disabilities will provide Peer Support to other persons with disabilities in order to assist in the achievement of IL goals. Measure/Indicator: During the 2015 FFY, from data collected in the 704 reports, 461 individuals requested Peer Support services and 349 of them received those services. In year one of the SPIL, CILs will incorporate a question into existing satisfaction surveys that tracks whether greater self-direction and independence is achieved through peer support so that by years 2 and 3 of the SPIL, increases of at least 2% can be achieved.
Increase Independent Living & Community Integration Objective 2 (Independent Living Skills Training): Persons with disabilities will achieve the Independent Living goals they set for themselves. Measure/Indicator: In year one of the SPIL CILs will consistently track the number of consumers who receive IL skills training through the NET/CIL data collection/retrieval system. By year two monitoring can begin as baseline numbers are established. By year 3 of the SPIL increases of at least 2% should be accomplished
Increase Independent Living & Community Integration Objective 3 (Community Living): Persons with disabilities will live in the community setting of their choice. Diversion: These numbers are reflective of another new prong within the new 5th Core Service, unduplicated people who remain in the community as a result of diversion services has not yet been measured. Data will be tracked through the following Community-Based Living goals achieved, as well as individuals receiving home modifications, ramps, DME, peer support, ILST, LTCSS benefits navigation, access to technology, access to HOME Choice services, access to affordable/accessible housing, access to personal assistance services, and/or access to accessible transportation.
Increase Independent Living & Community Integration Objective 4 (Youth Transition): Out of school youth with disabilities who are under the age of 26 will be supported in the transition to adult life through the delivery of IL services. Measure/Indicator: The number of individuals under the age of 26 who meet their IL goals will be tracked. This is a prong of the newly added 5th Core service and because it is new, a baseline has not been established. Data will be collected beginning in the first year of the SPIL and monitoring will become more effective and measurable by years 2 and 3 of the SPIL
Increase Independent Living & Community Integration Objective 5 (Self-Advocacy): Persons with disabilities will be provided the tools to become self-advocates. Measure/Indicator: The CILs will incorporate a question into their existing satisfaction survey during year one of the Plan that speaks specifically to the ability to become better self-advocates and if that skill has been provided by the CILs. Those comments can be measured and evaluated during year two with the objective of increasing the numbers by year three.
Increase Independent Living & Community Integration Objective 6 (Employment): Persons with disabilities will gain the IL skills and knowledge necessary to become more employable Measure/Indicator: The number of consumers who successfully meet their vocational goals within their IL plan. Because of the IL philosophy of consumer control, employment may not be an objective outcome for consumers.
Increase Community Access and Outreach Objective 1: Ohio IL Network will engage in activities and information programs to enhance community awareness of disabilities and disability issues. Measure/Indicator: During FFY 2015, based on data from the 704 reports, the IL network invested 2,417.55 hours on Community Education in Community Activities. During the 3-year period of the SPIL, this number will increase by 2% each year.(May include participation in educational events related to Housing, Health Care, Assistive Technology, and Transportation).
Increase Community Access and Outreach Objective 2: Ohio IL Network will increase awareness of IL services to unserved and underserved populations within their service areas. Measure/Indicator: During FFY 2015 using data from the 704 reports, the IL Network reported 4,315 hours spent on outreach. The IL Network plans to increase those activities by 2% for each year of the SPIL.
Increase Community Access and Outreach Objective 3: Ohio IL Network will build/participate in coalitions or collaborative partnerships to expand the participation of persons with disabilities in services, programs, activities, resources, and facilities Measure/Indicator: During FFY 2015 using data from the 704 reports, the IL Network spent 2,735.85 hours on Collaboration/Networking in Community Activities. The IL Network expects to increase these activities and the hours spent on them by 2% each year of the SPIL.
Increase Community Access and Outreach Objective 4: Ohio IL Network will provide technical assistance to the community on making services, programs, activities, resources, and facilities in society accessible to persons with disabilities Measure/Indicator: During FFY 2015, the IL network spent 3,149.2 hours on Technical Assistance in Community Activities. During the period of the SPIL, this number will increase by 2% each year
Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Satisfactions of IL Services Objective 1: The Ohio IL Network will develop a model consumer satisfaction survey and process to measure quality of service delivery resulting in and increase CILs ability to determine effectiveness of services. Measure/Indicator: The survey will be developed by February 28, 2017, then distributed to CILs for review and comment with distribution to consumers to begin effective October 1, 2017. Survey results will be posted on the OSILC and CIL websites by the end of the second and third year of the SPIL.
Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Satisfactions of IL Services Objective 2: The Ohio IL Network will work toward consistent data collection/standardized services documentation and measuring outcomes. Measure/Indicator: The IL Network will develop a draft CIL data collection manual by March 31, 2017. The draft manual will be disseminated to the CILs for review and comment by June 30, 2017. The IL Network will conduct a training on the new manual by September 15, 2017. In year two of the SPIL a competency certification process will be developed and implemented to ensure consistent data collection.
Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Satisfactions of IL Services Objective 3: Increased funding through resource development will enable CILs to better meet the needs of consumers. Measure/Indicator: The Ohio IL Network, will identify potential funding opportunities (example: State agencies) and facilitate at least 1 annual meeting between potential funders and CILs. Annually, all CILs will be able to describe at least 1 resource development activity to expand funding.