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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 Council Meeting

March 8-9, 2018

Council's Member Meeting
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
75 E. State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Click here for the 2018 Meeting Schedule

Clear Language Subcommittee

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

The Clear Language Subcommittee has scheduled several meetings for the first part of 2018: January 24 (1-3pm), February 14 (1-3pm), and March 7 (4-6pm). 

Locations are to be announced. 

More News and Announcements

Read the latest edition of ReachOut e-Diversity News
December 11, 2017

The December issue of ReachOut e-Diversity News is now available! The December newsletter focuses on creating an inclusive culture. Articles include:

  • Inclusion Starts at the Top!
  • Hidden Bias Exists
  • Are You Listening?
  • Personal Commitment

This is a bi-monthly newsletter funded by the Ohio DD Council’s Outreach Committee. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide information on the need to promote more interagency collaboration and coordination that results in agencies providing culturally competent services to the unserved and underserved populations in Ohio.

Click here to read the December edition of ReachOut e-Diversity News


Council's November newsletter is now available!
November 29, 2017

The latest edition of DD Council's newsletter, Council Connection, is now available. This month's articles include:

  • Council Member Spotlight – Blaine O’Leary
  • Grantee Spotlight: ReachOut e-Diversity News
  • Action Alert: Technology Use and Remote Supports Survey
  • Best Buddies Hosts Leadership Developmental Training for Self-Advocates
  • OPRA Launches DSPOhio to Recruit Direct Support Professionals

Click here to read the November Council Connection newsletter


Take a survey on technology and remote services
November 13, 2017

You are invited to complete a survey, as a part of a research study conducted by The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The survey is for family members of people with developmental disabilities and is about remote supports (also known as remote monitoring). Your answers are helpful, even if you have not used or heard of remote supports.

Remote supports use electronic equipment to support and assist people with developmental disabilities in their home. This service is provided from an off-site location, typically using home and community based waivers to fund the cost and maintenance of equipment and staff.

Your feedback will provide the Nisonger Center and DODD with valuable suggestions for the improvement and expansion of remote services.

Click here to take the survey

If you have any questions about this survey or the research study it's a part of, please contact either Jordan Wagner at Nisonger Center at 614-688-3155 or Jordan.Wagner@osumc.edu or Kyle Corbin at DODD at 614-285-3839 or Kyle.Corbin@dodd.ohio.gov.


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