The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) welcomes applications for new membership. Recruitment of membership is always open so feel free to apply at any time.
Ohio DD Council membership requires that applicants must comply with categories listed in the federal Developmental Disabilities Act. The categories are as follows:
All candidates for DD Council membership should have experience serving on committees, boards, or organizations. Such experience concerned with persons with developmental disabilities would be especially relevant. Applicants should have first-hand knowledge about developmental disabilities in Ohio.
Applicants to Council agree to do the following:
You can apply using one of the following methods: (1) Request an application packet from DD Council; (2) Download, print and mail the application packet from DD Council’s website; or (3) Complete the application on-line (both DD Council's and the Governor's applications must be completed).
By mail: Ohio DD Council, 899 East Broad Street, Suite 203, Columbus, Ohio 43205
By phone: 614-466-5205 or toll-free 800-766-7426. If you are leaving a message, please spell out your name, and give your address including zip code, and phone number.
By email: email@example.com
Download and print the both applications listed below. Send by mail to Ohio DD Council, 899 East Broad Street, Suite 203, Columbus, Ohio 43205. Here are the links to the applications:
Ohio DD Council's Application - Print, complete and mail.
Governor’s Office Application - This form can be completed online or you can print it an complete it by hand. If you complete it online, do NOT submit this form using the "Submit Form" button on the form. Instead, please print and mail this form along with the Ohio DD Council Application. Also, this form asks you to send a resume or brief biography to the Governor's Office, but you do NOT have to do that since the Ohio DD Council Application will already have all that information.
Complete your application online. Once you are finished, the application will be automatically emailed to DD Council. There will be certain parts of the online application that will require you to mail or email information to us.
Click here to complete the online application
Being a member of the Ohio DD Council not only helps Council to achieve its goals, but also helps Council members learn how to be stronger advocates and to stay informed about issues that affect people with developmental disabilities.
But don't take our word for it! Instead, listen to what our members have to say. Visit our YouTube channel to view videos of many of our members talking about what being a Council member means to them and what they have learned from their experience as a member.