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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. Learn more about the Ohio DD Council and please view the video below to meet some of DD Council's members and to see how they work together to create change through DD Council's initiatives.

Comment on Council's Proposed State Plan

The Ohio DD Council is in the process of developing its next five-year State Plan for 2017-2021. The plan describes what types of projects Council will fund.

Read more and comment on the Five-Year State Plan

Registration closed for DD Awareness and Advocacy Day

Registration for the DD Awareness and Advocacy Day is now closed. This has to be a record! We hit maximum capacity for the Statehouse in less than 5 days of open registration. To follow information about the event, go the the event's Facebook page and website.

News and Announcements

ODHP Policy Brief addresses health disparities among people of color living with disabilities
January 29, 2016

The Ohio Disability and Health Program (ODHP) released an evidence-based policy brief which explores the health disparity experienced by racial and ethnic minorities who have disabilities and discusses the need to collect disability data and/or identifiers, together with racial and ethnic data, to improve the health of all people. ODHP hopes this brief will be used to advocate for the inclusion of disability identifiers in research and other activities exploring health equity issues.

Read the brief: Health Disparities among People of Color Living with Disabilities

Registration closed for DD Awareness and Advocacy Day
January 28, 2016

Registration for the DD Awareness and Advocacy Day is now closed. This has to be a record! We hit maximum capacity for the Statehouse in less than 5 days of open registration. To follow information about the event, go the the event's Facebook page and website.

Comment on DD Council's Proposed Five-Year State Plan
January 28, 2016

The Ohio DD Council is in the process of developing its next five-year State Plan for 2017-2021. The plan describes what types of projects Council will fund. Read more and comment on the Five-Year State Plan.

New community living publication from DD Council

December 30, 2015

The Ohio DD Council has published the first in a series of brochures about several Ohioans with disabilities and their journeys to become active, productive members of their communities. Read Transition to Independence (PDF file). Hard-copies of the brochure are also available upon request. To order hard copies, contact Carla Cox at carla.cox@dodd.ohio.gov.

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