Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council is made up of over 30 members, with the majority being individuals with developmental disabilities, and parents and guardians of people with developmental disabilities who are appointed by the Governor of Ohio. By the direction of our members, the Ohio DD Council funds grant projects that aim to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on self-determination, diversity and inclusion. Through our work, the Council aims to:

  • Advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Initiate programs that enrich their lives.
  • Demonstrate a consistent commitment to our mission.
  • Educate about disability rights and the importance of self-determination.
  • Encourage diversity and inclusion through our membership and activities.

Our mission is to create change that improves independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life.

Upcoming Council Meetings

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM
    Public Policy Committee
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Executive Committee - Continuation Grant Reviews
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM
    Clear Language Subcommittee
  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Outreach Committee
  • Friday, December 4, 2020 (time TBA)
    Full Council Business Meeting
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM
    Clear Language Subcommittee

For more information, including downloading the agendas and getting meeting login instructions, go to the Council Meeting Schedule.

Ohio DD Council Digest - The Blog for the Ohio DD Council

Ohio DD Council's blog. Latest blog post: Become an Ambassador for Charting the Lifecourse!

Election Day is November 3, 2020

Questions about voting? Check out VoteOhio.gov and Disability Rights Ohio for information.

Join the Ohio DD Council email list!

Links to Disability Resources

Event Calendar


 

Latest News from Ohio DD Council

Upcoming Webinars Offer Support to Aging Caregivers

Published September 23, 2020

Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is offering several webinars in October and November on future planning for families who have an older caregiver. The events will all be held virtually. Register today for any of these FREE webinars! 

This event is funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act