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Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

Picture of several people with disabilities in the community

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
Learn more about DD Council Meetings

News and Announcements

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

Take a survey to help improve employment opportunities
May 31, 2017

Attention people with developmental disabilities, family members, guardians, providers and county boards of developmental disabilities staff! Please fill out an Ohio Employment First Stakeholder Feedback Online Survey at http://goo.gl/dMI2FO. The ideas you share will help state agency staff understand and plan for how to increase opportunities for employment and community living for people living with developmental disabilities. Survey deadline is June 22, 2017.

Follow DD Council on Twitter!
May 12, 2017

The Ohio DD Council is now on Twitter! Join in the conversation by following us at https://twitter.com/ohioddcouncil for the latest news and announcements about Council members, Council grantees, disability-related events happening in Ohio and much more. And remember to like us on our Facebook page too at https://www.facebook.com/ohioddcouncil.

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