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:
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 Letís 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.
Visitability press conference stresses importance of accessibile housing: The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council was joined on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by state Representatives Cheryl Grossman and Michael Stinziano, and Dr. Jack Nasar, professor emeritus of City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University, to release the findings of a new study that shows accessible housing features known as Visitability are preferred by consumers and add to a homeís value. The study can be found online at www.ddc.ohio.gov/pub/visitability-report-6-15.pdf. Representatives Grossman and Stinziano also announced bipartisan legislation to create the Accessible Homes Grant Program, which will be introduced this week in the Ohio House of Representatives.
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