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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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Grant Opportunities Available!

The Ohio DD Council is pleased to announce our Notice of Funds Available (NOFA)! This NOFA includes grant opportunities for the next five years in the areas of employment, housing, health, child care and family supports, empowerment and leadership development, direct supports, outreach, and advocacy. The deadline for grant applications is Friday, October 7, 2016. More information about each project or how to apply can be found in the State Plan Guide.

Interested in becoming a Council Member?
The Ohio DD Council welcomes applications for new membership. Recruitment of membership is always open so feel free to apply at any time. Learn more about how to apply to become a member.
News and Announcements

Register for the 14th Annual NADD IDD/MI Conference
September 2, 2016

The 14th Annual NADD: State of Ohio IDD/MI Conference program is scheduled for September 19 and September 20, 2016. NADD provides annual training to individuals who assist people with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental illness live better lives. This conference is a partnership between the Ohio Departments of Developmental Disabilities & Ohio Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Northeast Ohio Medical University. The Ohio DD Council provides support for this conference as well. For more information, visit the conference website.

New online care notebook helps organize medical records
August 26, 2016

Guiding People Through Systems (GPS) is a new online care "notebook" to assist families of children with special health care needs to organize and maintain their medical records. Families can use this tool to build a binder of commonly used forms, and download or email forms to share with schools and healthcare or service providers. The Ohio Department of Health, Family Voices of Ohio, Nationwide Children's Hospital/Autism Treatment Network, University of Cincinnati/UCEDD and St. Vincent Mercy Hospital (Toledo) worked together to create this program. For more information go to the GPS website.

Are you registered to vote?
August 22, 2016

The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 if you want to vote in this year's November Election. All voters should check their registration before going to the polls - Ohio has purged the registrations of many "infrequent" voters. For more information, go to MyOhioVote.com.

Council to Meet in September
August 12, 2016

The Ohio DD Council will hold its next meeting on September 15-16, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in Newark. The business meeting and committee meeting agendas will be posted closer to the meeting date.

Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with Disabilities
August 10, 2016

The AXIS Center for Public Awareness has updated the publication "Medicaid Buy-in for Workers with Disabilities." Medicaid Buy-In for Workers with disabilities (MBIWD) allows individuals with disabilities to earn money from a job and to keep their Medicaid health care coverage.

Download the publication to learn more: Medicaid Buy-in for Workers with Disabilities

It's here! The Ohio DD Council is pleased to announce our NOFA for the next five-year State Plan!
August 1, 2016

This NOFA includes grant opportunities for the next five years in the areas of employment, housing, health, child care and family supports, empowerment and leadership development, direct supports, outreach, and advocacy. The deadline for grant applications is Friday, October 7, 2016. More information about each project or how to apply can be found in the State Plan Guide.

Take a transportation survey for Ohioans with disabilities!
July 15, 2016

We want to hear from you as a person living in Ohio with a disability, as a provider of transportation or other services to Ohioans with disabilities, or as an advocate for Ohioans with disabilities. Learn more about and take the survey

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