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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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In this video, you will see how Ohio DD Council members are empowered to provide input into the decisions that Council makes in regard to planning for projects the Council will fund.

Transportation Survey
Take a transportation survey for Ohioans with disabilities! 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.
Notice of Funds Available

DD Council has issued a NOFA for the DD Awareness and Advocacy Day grant. All applications for this project are due at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The awarded project is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2016 and run until September 30, 2021. Click on the following links for more information.

News and Announcements

Transportation Survey deadline extended!
July 14, 2016

Due to the overwhelming interest and support in the Transportation Survey, the Ohio DD Council, Services for Independent Living, Disability Rights Ohio, and Government Resource Center have decided to extend the deadline to allow more participants. As of last week, nearly 1,500 responses were received to the survey that seeks to understand why transportation is identified as such a large barrier to services and supports in the community for individuals with disabilities. The goal now is to get 3,000 to complete it!

If you have already completed the survey; thank you! Please share this announcement with your friends, family, and network of supports. Everyone is encouraged to participate. That includes people with disabilities, family members, providers, and anyone else with interest in transportation services for people with disabilities or other human service needs.

If you have not yet completed the survey, we ask you to do so before Friday, September 30, 2016. That’s two whole months to get the word out! Facebook it! Tweet it! Let’s crush the new goal of 3,000 responses.

The survey is offered online at each organization’s website, or at https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57qqy0sKQClmKjP. If you have any questions about this survey before or after you complete it, or encounter any technical problems, please contact Colin Odden at colin.odden@osumc.edu or at 1-614-685-9357.


Notice of Funds Available
June 7, 2016

DD Council has issued a NOFA for the DD Awareness and Advocacy Day grant. All applications for this project are due at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The awarded project is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2016 and run until September 30, 2021. Click on the following links for more information.


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