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APSI serves adults with developmental disabilities across Ohio. To be eligible for APSI services, the person must be:

  • Eighteen years or older

  • A resident of the State of Ohio

  • Eligible for services from a county board of developmental disabilities as determined by either the level of care (LOC) or Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI)

If a person is referred to APSI for guardianship services, a probate court must also determine whether the person is legally incompetent and in need of a guardian.

Our Services

  • County probate courts appoint APSI to serve as guardian of the person, which means APSI makes decisions about where the person lives, what medical care they receive, and who will provide services to them. The court must first find the person to be incompetent based on a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of the person's capacity to make decisions.

  • APSI is available 24/7 to provide informed consent to meet the person's needs. Because APSI is appointed as the guardian, staff members other than the person's Protective Service Representative can provide consent at any time.

  • In addition to full guardianship of the person, APSI may be appointed as a limited guardian, interim guardian, or emergency guardian of the person. APSI does not serve as guardian of the estate.

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