I think that I finally found the right assistance program for me. I am going to sign up for self-direction.
This will be the third assistance program I have tried. I have tried a personal care aide and that was too restrictive because they couldn’t take me out unless I have a car. Then, I tried community hab and that isn’t working because they do a lot of skill-building, a lot of which I know how to do because I was taught growing up.
So I decided to go to self-direction. And self-direction is where I get a broker and a fiscal intermediary. A broker helps write the habilitation plan and the fiscal intermediary helps manage the budget the state will give me for whatever services I need. Trust me, as a planner, I already typed up a rough idea of my ideal plan.
But the meeting was very positive and I think that the third time will be the charm. I have been waiting for this for three years. Now, I am signing up with an ecstatic mind-set and I think that this will be the perfect assistance program for me.