Empowering People with Disabilities

Award amount: $70,000 per year

Duration: 2022 - 2026

Grantees: Ohio Self Determination Association and the Services for Independent Living 

Council staff contact: Leslie Connelly

Project description: The DD Act requires the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council to work on these three areas: (1) Support a state advocacy organization led by individuals with developmental disabilities; (2) support leaders with developmental disabilities to give leadership training to future leaders with developmental disabilities; and (3) support and expand individuals with developmental disabilities to participate in cross-disability and culturally diverse leadership. The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council will fund several projects that meet the requirements of the DD Act, as well as to empower leaders and advocates; provide leadership opportunities; and increase advocacy skills so people speak up.