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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 Subcommittee Meeting

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ohio DD Council Office, Third Floor Conference Room, Columbus, Ohio

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More News and Announcements

Learn about becoming a Direct Support Professional in Ohio!

The Ohio Provider Resource Association, in collaboration with the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities have launched a new campaign to bring awareness to the need for Direct Support Professionals. Check out the 30 second ad below and be sure to visit www.dspohio.org to learn more about opportunities to become a DSP in Ohio.

Ohio DD Council updates its "Guardianship in Ohio" booklet

January 2, 2018

The Ohio DD Council has updated "Guardianship in Ohio," a booklet that offers a comprehensive overview of guardianship and alternatives in Ohio. The information is written for families who have a child with a developmental disability but may be relevant for others who need to navigate the often confusing and intimidating world of probate court and guardianship.

Logan Philipps and Bill Root, principal attorneys with Resch, Root & Philipps, LLC, are the authors of this booklet, supported by funding from the Ohio DD Council.

Download the book here: http://ddc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/guardianship2017.pdf. Hard copies are also available upon request - call the DD Council office at 614-466-5205 to place an order.

Attention families of young children and childcare professionals: Take the Project Open House survey!

December 22, 2017

By Shana Pyle, Project Director, College of Education; Department of Early Childhood Education, Higher Education & Special Education at the University of Toledo

Project Open House (POH) is a project housed at the University of Toledo and funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council. Our goal is to improve access to high-quality, inclusive child care for young children with disabilities and their families. We need your help to achieve that goal!

We want to hear from parents of young children with disabilities and childcare professionals who provide childcare to young children with disabilities. Please take 20 minutes to complete our survey. You can access the survey by clicking the link below. If you would prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey, please call 1-833-POH-SURV and provide us with your name and contact information. We will send a hard copy of the survey to you as well as a self-addressed, stamped envelope that you can use to return it.

While your participation is voluntary, the information you provide will be very valuable to us. We will keep your identity confidential and will not share any identifiable information with anyone. The UT Institutional Review Board has approved this survey.

The deadline to complete the survey is February 28, 2018.

We know your time is valuable…THANK YOU for your help! 


Please contact Ms. Shana Pyle at shana.pyle@utoledo.edu or 419-530-5292.

To access the survey:


To view the survey consent forms:

Download a printable version of this announcement: Project Open House Flyer

This research project is funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, and is conducted by Dr. Laurie Dinnebeil and Dr. William McInerney at the University of Toledo.

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