I have heard of individualized funding before, and it seems far off and out of reach for me.
I have heard that persons with intellect disabilities (Downs Syndrome and FAS) can qualify quickly.
I have also heard that people with disabilities that affect hygiene and motor abilities are approved quickly too.
Oh, Individualized Funding means that a person, once qualified, is given a monthly cheque to hire and coordinate their own “staff”. With people who are intellectually disabled usually have someone else managing this monthly supplement.
Now, for me, I am hoping that I can use this funding to hire and manage my own intervenors. WHY not? I mean, my main disability focuses on communication, so therefore, it is on the same wavelength as hygienic care and support with learning etc.
What are your thoughts?