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Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

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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.

Next Ohio DD Council Meeting

July 13-14, 2017
Crowne Plaza North - Worthington
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43229
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News and Announcements

New publication highlights Council's successful outreach efforts
June 23, 2017

The Ohio DD Council contracted with the Outcomes Management Group to evaluate DD Council's outreach efforts to unserved and underserved populations. A report of the findings provides information about 10 targeted grants, and includes the determined overall outcomes, defines operational best practices, benchmarks Council's efforts to other state councils, and determines how best to move forward. Read the report: The Impact of Our Work: Evaluating the Outreach of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

June edition of ReachOut e-Diversity News now available
June 7, 2017

"ReachOut e-Diversity News" is a bi-monthly newsletter funded by the Ohio DD Council. The purpose of this newsletter is to bring awareness about and to reach out to the un-served and under-served populations in Ohio. This issue includes articles about self driving cars, advocacy stories, and information about remote monitoring. Download the newsletter at http://ddc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/reach-6-17.pdf.

Council member and Artist Linda Kunick featured on television interview
June 1, 2017

Ohio DD Council member Linda Kunick was recently interviewed on TV about her artwork on display during the Visionaries & Voices Gallery Garden Party Exhibition. Her artwork, along with other art by people with disabilities, will be on display through July 27, 2017 in Cincinnati. Way to go Linda! For more information: https://goo.gl/Q4y6eB

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