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Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) is one of a national network of state councils, committed to self-determination and community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

Our mission is to create change that improves independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life in Ohio.

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New Grant Opportunity!
We are accepting grant applications of up to $25,000 for a project called "Identification of Assistive Technology Lending Programs in Ohio." This project involves developing a comprehensive listing of assistive technology programs and events in Ohio, including recommendations on how to present and market this information for use by people with disabilities and others. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 3, 2017. For more information: https://www.ddsuite.org/.
Do you want to be a DD Council member?
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council welcomes applications for new membership. Recruitment of membership is always open so feel free to apply at any time. To learn more, including what you need to do to apply, go to our New Member Application page.
News and Announcements

Ohio's March to Greater Independence: Community Employment Q&A
January 18, 2017

The Ohio DD Council has released a new booklet that answers questions about the move to community employment for people with disabilities. The questions are answered by people with years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Included are two feature stories about the experiences of two Ohioans with disabilities as they seek community employment. Download the publication: Ohio's March to Greater Independence: Community Employment Q&A

New Assistive Technology grant opportunity available!
January 12, 2017

The Ohio DD Council is accepting grant applications of up to $25,000 for a project called "Identification of Assistive Technology Lending Programs in Ohio." This project involves developing a comprehensive list of assistive technology programs and events in Ohio, including recommendations on how to present and market this information for use by people with disabilities and others. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 3, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.ddsuite.org/ and click on the link to the Notice of Funds Available for this grant.

What do Ohioans with disabilities think about community housing in Ohio?
December 22, 2016

Find out about the status of housing issues for people with developmental disabilities in DD Council's newest publication, "2016 Community Housing Summit." The brochure highlights feedback from a Community Housing Summit held in Columbus, Ohio on September 28, 2016. The comments provide valuable insight on how our communities are addressing community housing issues.


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