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Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC) is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. ODDC is funded under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, Public Law 106-402.

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Register for the "Tech II: Technology toward Employment" conference. This is a two-day event that will be about assistive technology in employment settings with a focus on assessments, funding, and training. Go to http://www.cvent.com/d/4rqmq2 to register. Spots are limited so register soon! This event is sponsored by the Ohio DD Council and the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council. Follow updates about confirmed speakers and workshop topics that will be offered by "Liking" the Tech II Conference Facebook page.

DD Council announces new Chairperson: Mark Seifarth has been appointed as Chairperson to the Ohio DD Council, with a term ending January 1, 2017. Seifarth praises outgoing Chairperson Renee Wood for her outstanding leadership and advocacy with a strong commitment to maintaining the mission and purpose of the DD Council. Council members and staff congratulate Seifarth on his appointment and thank Woods for her time and expertise. Read more: Mark Seifarth Appointed Chair to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and the Ohio DD Council encourages everyone to help raise awareness by sharing ways people with and without developmental disabilities make contributions to their communities SIDE-BY-SIDE. How can you participate? Post your photos, with a brief description, stories or videos directly to NACDD's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NACDDKStreet and/or Twitter account at https://twitter.com/nacdd.

February's ReachOut e-Diversity newsletter: The latest edition of ReachOut e-Diversity News is ready for reading. Topics include: the need to enact policies that address disability and poverty; special education advocates respond to proposed ease of testing requirements; the rights of people with Albinism; recognizing AIDD Commissioner Aaron Bishop during National African-American History Month; and a call for disability-inclusion employer nominees. Read the newsletter: ReachOut e-Diversity News

Take a look at our new "tent" brochure about the importance of organizations to financially support self-advocates to attend events and meetings. The value of an advocate's opinion is well worth the investment! Download a PDF version of the brochure or call us at 614-466-5205 if you would like printed copies.

New publication: Ohio's Employment First Initiative launched in March 2012. Read DD Council's latest publication that highlights several individuals with developmental disabilities who have benefited from this initiative. The publication, Employment First Initiative: Community Employment, is available online and in hard-copy versions.

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Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
899 E. Broad Street, Suite 203
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Telephone 614-466-5205 or 800-766-7426
Fax: 614-466-0298
Email: Webmaster

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