Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

Our Mission

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council - A Powerful Partner for People with Developmental DisabilitiesOur mission is to create change that improves independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life in Ohio.

Our Members

The Ohio DD Council is made up of over 30 members, with the majority being people with developmental disabilities, and parents and guardians of people with developmental disabilities who are appointment by the Governor of Ohio.

What We Do

The DD Council meets throughout the year to discuss disability-related issues and to identify grant projects that can improve supports and services for Ohioans with disabilities.

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
is committed to self-determination and community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.


Graphic for the March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with the theme of Supports Matter.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of individuals with a disability to show that a successful life is possible! The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council has chosen Supports Matter as the theme for 2019.

To kick-off the month, DD Awareness and Advocacy Day, funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, was held on March 5, 2019 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. You can watch the live-stream video of the event here: Ohio Channel.

Be involved with DD Awareness Month!

Throughout the month, discover resources, stories and more from around the state and the country on how supports matter by enabling people with disabilities to become a part of their community by following us on:

Be a part of DD Awareness month! Share your stories, resources and pictures with us by emailing kimberly.crishbaum@dodd.ohio.gov. And remember to post information on your own personal social media pages and use the hashtag #DDAwareness19 to join in on the conversation with the rest of the country!

Read more News and Announcements

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council funds programs that enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilites with an emphasis on self-determination.


The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council conducts outreach activities to identify individuals with developmental disabilities and their families who otherwise might not come to the attention of the Council. This population is considered to be the unserved or underserved population.

Learn more about Outreach to the Unserved and Underserved

Next DD Council Meeting

People attending a DD Council Meeting

Ohio DD Council Member Meeting
May 2 - 3, 2019
Embassy Suites - Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio


Are you looking for conference, workshops, trainings, webinars, and to attend? Check out our Events Calendar! Our calendar is packed with events from other organizations around Ohio and online who provide information that may be of interest to people with developmental disabilities, their families and others. 

Check out the Events Calendar


Orange and green box with the word Newsletters.The Ohio DD Council offers three newsletters covering different areas of emphasis of our work. Click on the newsletter name to read current and past newsletters, and to find out how to subscribe.

DD Council Connection: This monthly newsletter provides information about Council's members, grantees, publications and more. 

ReachOut e-Diversity News: This bi-monthly newsletter provides information about Council's outreach efforts to the unserved and underserved populations, and information about diversity.

This Week in Public Policy: This weekly newsletter provides a summary of policy and legislation in Ohio and at the federal level of interest to people with disabilities.