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.
Learn more about ODDC:
Children’s and Health Committee meeting announcement: The Children’s and Health Committee will meet on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 from 1 – 3pm at the Columbus Developmental Center, Boardroom, 1601 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH 43222-1807.
Assistive Technology & Communication Committee meeting announcement: The AT & Communication Committee will have a planning meeting on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the State Library of Ohio, 274 E 1st Ave #100, Room D in Columbus, OH 43201.
Upcoming DD Council meeting: The next Ohio DD Council meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5 at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio. This meeting will go over the External Evaluation Reports and the Continuation Grant Reviews. All Executive Committee members are required to attend. Download the meeting agenda.
Updated acronym publication: The Ohio DD Council has updated "Alphabet Soup," a brochure that lists common disability related acronyms and their meanings. Hard copies will be available soon. Or you can download Alphabet Soup today.
Advocacy United: Advocacy United is a group of self-advocates with a mission to help move people with disabilities into places of power so that their voices will be heard. The vision of Advocacy United is that all people with disabilities will live, work, go to school, and be involved in the community where they want, the same as Ohioans without disabilities. Read more about Advocacy United from their new brochure. And visit them on their Advocacy United Facebook page and their blog called Let’s Give Em Something to Talk About.
August newsletter: The latest edition of the ReachOut e-Diversity News, published through DD Council's Outreach Committee, is now available.
The Ohio DD Council is seeking new members. Applications are accepted daily. If you or someone you know are interested in making a difference for people with disabilities apply today! You may either apply:
DD Council on YouTube: Watch and listen to DD Council members providing input on what is important to them and the future direction of Council and its projects. They have some very important things to say!
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council