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.
Questions about COVID-19? Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH for answers.
See also our COVID-19 Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities page for links to helpful information and videos.
The Ohio DD Council staff are currently teleworking from home. We are checking email and voicemail regularly on weekdays, and continue to work on projects, grants and other tasks just as if we were at the office. If you need to reach us, send an email to DDCInfo@dodd.ohio.gov or call our main line at 614-466-5205 or 800-766-7426. If you need to contact a specific staff person, refer to our Staff and Contact Information page.