DD Awareness and Advocacy Day to be held on March 5, 2019
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council is proud to join with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Provider Resource Association, the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, and the Ohio Self Determination Association for the 2019 DD Awareness and Advocacy Day. This year's theme is Supports Matter!
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio or watch a live-stream of the event on the Ohio Channel.
Registration: Registration for the event is already full. However, you can ask to be put on a waiting list by emailing Paul Jarvis at email@example.com.
Watch the Event of the Ohio Channel
For those not able to attend in person, the event will be live-streamed on the Ohio Channel. You do not need to register to view the live-stream of the event.
- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
- Director of DODD Jeff Davis & Director of OOD Kevin Miller
- Treasurer of State Robert Sprague & STABLE Account Holder Travis Dresbach
- Chair of DD Council Public Policy Committee Dara Walburn
- Disability Cocoon Founder Dustin Wright
- Emceed by Shari Cooper
You can follow the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OhioDDAwareness/ for updates and more information.
The following Fact Sheets, including talking points, were created for the people who registered and scheduled a time to speak with their representatives the afternoon of the day of the event.
Sheryl Mattney Discusses the Importance of Diversity through Outreach
Sheryl Mattney, the technical assistance director of the National Association of Council on Developmental Disabilities, visited the Ohio DD Council in December to discuss the history and role of the national DD Council network, and the Council members' responsibilities during their tenure. She focused on the importance and responsibility of Council to conduct outreach activities to the unserved and underserved groups within the developmental disabilities population. The unserved and underserved includes, but is not limited to, populations from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds, disadvantaged individuals with limited English proficiency, individuals from underserved geographic areas (rural or Urban), and specific groups of individuals within the population of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Sheryl talks about the importance of Council’s work including diversity through outreach activities in a video taken at the December meeting. She stresses how diversity enhances Council’s mission to make the state more inclusive for people with developmental disabilities by not only having a diverse group of members, but also by seeking diverse organizations to apply for grants.
See Ohio DD Council’s Outreach section for more information.
Watch Sheryl's video on DD Council's YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR43ZH2-0sg or click on the video below.