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The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council provides information about events around Ohio and online covering topics that may be of interest to people with disabilities, their families and others. Would you like to have your event added to our calendar? Contact Kim Crishbaum at or 614-466-5232. Please note that we do not necessarily endorse each event. The information is provided as a service to pass along information that may be of interest to the public.

Calendar of conferences, workshops, trainings, webinars, and more!

Nisonger Institute 2018: The Direct Support Workforce: A crisis or serious systems flaw? (Columbus)
Start Date/Time:
Friday, May 25, 2018 9:00 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Friday, May 25, 2018 12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority

From the conference description: For nearly 30 years turnover rates have been about 50% and vacancy rates about 5% in community services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For nearly 30 years we have been calling this a crisis. It’s more than a crisis. It’s a deep and widely ignored systems flaw that is now getting more attention because of the shrinking pool of candidates from which employers can choose. There are solutions. Messages need to change and our policy makers and elected officials need to be held accountable. This session will provide data based observations about the problem, identify solutions and suggest key messages and actions for resolution.

This event will be held at The Ohio State University Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road in Columbus.


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