August 31, 2022

The Columbus Dispatch: New OhioRISE program enrolls more than 8,000 kids with behavioral health needs

Before July, Shirley Grey-Nine and Eugene Nine were exhausted trying to contact all the doctors, mental health workers and others providing care for their 16-year-old autistic son. In some cases, important information was missed amid the chaos.

Then, the Delaware County couple heard about OhioRISE, a new program providing coordinated care for Ohio children with severe behavioral health needs that launched this summer. They enrolled at I Am Boundless and say it’s been a blessing.

“It’s just overwhelming to try to take care of our home, our family, our jobs and our son’s regular needs without trying to run down and track people down and get all these people together. So it’s been very helpful,” said Grey-Nine.

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