Five-Year State Plan

image of 4 people standing together above the words five-year state plan for the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

It is the mission of the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) to create change that improves independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life. DD Council receives federal funding for innovative advocacy, capacity building and systems change activities. These activities are designed to contribute to a coordinated system of services, supports and other assistance that is centered around and driven by individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Ohio DD Council's work is driven by its Five-Year State Plan. The plan is developed by input from people with disabilities, family members and interested stakeholders from around the state. All projects described in the plan adhere to DD Council’s philosophy that people with developmental disabilities have the right to be productive, interdependent members of their communities and of society at large. You will also find that the projects that fall under each committee represent activities related to Sections of the DD Act that governs what we do.

Ohio DD Council Needs Your Input!

Please take our survey for the 2022-2027 Five-Year State Plan

October 1, 2019: Planning has begun for our next Five-Year State Plan. The Five-Year State Plan Public Survey is the first step in identifying problems and needs. The DD Council believes it is important to know what people like you find important.

This survey is directed to three different audiences:

  • People with developmental disabilities
  • Family members and guardians
  • Professionals and other stakeholders

We will not ask for your name or any other information that could be used to identify you. This information is being provided in a confidential manner, and will only be used to help the DD Council develop their next Five-Year State Plan on Developmental Disabilities. The State Plan, agreed upon by Council members, is used to create specific grant proposals toward relevant projects across Ohio.

The deadline for taking the survey is January 31, 2020.

Click here to take the survey

For more information about the State Plan process, please contact Fatica Ayers at or call 614-466-5205 or 800-766-7426.

See also the press release about the survey.

Current 5-Year State Plan

The following are links to the current Five-Year State Plan (2017-2021) and the annual updates to the plan.

See also: Making Change Happen - 2017-2021 State Plan Proposal Kit

Previous 5-Year State Plan

The following are links to the previous Five-Year State Plan (2012-2016) and the annual updates to that plan.