DD Awareness & Advocacy Day

Logo for the DD Awareness and Advocacy Day showing the Ohio StatehouseAward amount: $38,000 per year (2017-2021 plan); $35,000 per year (2022-2026 plan)

Duration: 2017-2021; 2022-2026

Grantee: Ohio Provider Resource Association (2017-2021); LMK Advocacy (2022-2026)

Council staff contact: Paul Jarvis

Goal of Grant: People with disabilities and their family members are their own best advocates when it comes to educating members of the general public and policymakers. Advancements in public policy are due to advocacy by individuals with disabilities. The DD Awareness and Advocacy Day grantee will plan and host a day at the Ohio Statehouse for people with disabilities and family members and others. The event will be on the Internet for those who cannot attend in person. Speakers will be invited to talk about different disability issues. Everyone who comes to the Statehouse and wants to talk with their legislator will have a meeting scheduled for them. 


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SAVE THE DATE for the 2022 DD Awareness & Advocacy Day!

November 9, 2021: Mark your calendars! The annual DD Awareness and Advocacy Day is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

People with disabilities and their family members are their own best advocates when it comes to educating members of the general public and policymakers. Advancements in public policy are due to advocacy by individuals with disabilities.

The DD Awareness and Advocacy Day is an organized event at the Ohio Statehouse for people with disabilities and family members and others. The event will be on the Internet for those who cannot attend in person. Speakers will be invited to talk about different disability issues. Everyone who comes to the Statehouse and wants to talk with their legislator will have a meeting scheduled for them. 

Registration will be announced at a later date. Meanwhile, YOU can help the planners of the event. Do you have thoughts on what should happen at next year's event? Topics to cover? Suggested speakers? Other ideas? Please take a quick survey to help planners as they prepare for the event. Fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CV5D5X8. The survey will end on Friday, December 3, 2021.