SARTAC is Accepting Applications for Paid Fellowships for Self-Advocates
The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) is offering six paid Fellowships for self-advocates with developmental disabilities. The fellowship is a one-year project where you will design a project that is about self-advocacy and helps solve problems that many people have.
Fellows work on their projects about six hours each week. SARTAC pays Fellows $5,000 to complete their projects. SARTAC encourages you to find an organization near you to work with you on your project. Your project must end with a report or products others can use.
Six Fellows will be chosen this year. The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:00pm (EST). To apply, fill out the online form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SARTAC_Fellows19
Want to learn more first to decide if you want to apply? Check out other self-advocates who are SARTAC Fellows at http://selfadvocacyinfo.org/fellows/. You can also join a webinar being held on Monday, November 26 at 3:00pm (EST) that will provide information on how to apply. The meeting link is:
https://umkc.webex.com/umkc/j.php?MTID=m347f580e70aa027f417a39b1a73ae07e or you can join by phone at 1-855-282-6330.
Please take a survey to help Council's public awareness efforts
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council would like your opinion on how well we are communicating information about the Council and its activities to Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Current communications efforts include our website, social media (Facebook and Twitter), e-newsletter (Council Connection) and email notifications.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The deadline for the survey is Thursday, Novembe 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Resources for Finding Assistive Tech Lending Libraries in Ohio
Through a grant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), the Ohio DD Council has published a list of lending libraries across the State of Ohio. These libraries provide access to assistive technology, medical equipment and adaptive toys to support people with developmental disabilities.
The list of Ohio Lending Libraries is available online as an interactive online Google map and other downloadable formats. People can use the map to search lending library programs statewide or in specific regions, based on their needs.
OCALI assessed and compiled this information through an Ohio DD Council grant that concluded earlier this year called "Identification of Assistive Technology Loan Programs in Ohio." The goal of the grant was to develop a comprehensive list of assistive technology lending programs/libraries throughout Ohio and the services each provides so people with developmental disabilities can more easily explore assistive technology options.
Choose from the following to search for Assistive Technology Lending Libraries in Ohio.
Guide to Assistive Technology Lending Libraries in Ohio (2-page PDF document)
Assistive Technology Loan Programs in Ohio - Statewide and Regional (40-page PDF document)
Statewide and Regional Lending Libraries in Ohio (Excel spreadsheet)
Online Interactive Map of Lending Library Locations (Google Map)
For more information about this project, including updates and how to suggest additions to the list, go to: Guide to Assistive Technology Programs in Ohio.