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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.
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Donít get left out!
Register today for the Tech II: Technology toward Employment Conference!
May 13-14, 2015, Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio
This is a two-day event about assistive technology in employment settings.
Nationally-known speakers ó Derrick Dufresne, RJ Cooper and Robin Jones ó will bring you up to date on how technologies are helping people of all disabilities get and keep a job.
Twenty-four workshops will focus on assessment, funding and training of assistive technology. Topics include speech generating devices, video prompting, becoming independent drivers, AT as a workplace accommodation, navigating the process, living a day with AT, employment teams, how AT can build relationships, protecting yourself from identity theft, creating AT on the fly, and many more.
An exhibit hall and information tables will give you a chance to try out low-tech to high-tech AT devices and to ask your individual questions.
Register online: www.cvent.com/d/4rqmq2
Get conference updates by "Liking" the conference Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DDCouncilTechConference
Questions? Call 614-892-0390
This event is sponsored by the Ohio DD Council and the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council.
DD Council announces new Chairperson: Mark Seifarth has been appointed as Chairperson to the Ohio DD Council, with a term ending January 1, 2017. Seifarth praises outgoing Chairperson Renee Wood for her outstanding leadership and advocacy with a strong commitment to maintaining the mission and purpose of the DD Council. Council members and staff congratulate Seifarth on his appointment and thank Woods for her time and expertise. Read more: Mark Seifarth Appointed Chair to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
Take a look at our new "tent" brochure about the importance of organizations to financially support self-advocates to attend events and meetings. The value of an advocate's opinion is well worth the investment! Download a PDF version of the brochure or call us at 614-466-5205 if you would like printed copies.
New publication: Ohio's Employment First Initiative launched in March 2012. Read DD Council's latest publication that highlights several individuals with developmental disabilities who have benefited from this initiative. The publication, Employment First Initiative: Community Employment, is available online and in hard-copy versions.
Read more announcements from the What's New section.
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council