Emerging Advocates

Leadership Development Project

Youth with disabilities need advocacy skills to achieve their goals and independence. It is never too early to start teaching these skills. There are few advocacy education programs for youth with disabilities in Ohio.

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council will fund a project to increase and improve the:

  • Support children and youth with DD receive from families, schools, direct service providers, and other entities to learn advocacy and leadership skills.
  • Opportunities children and youth with DD have to use advocacy skills in educational planning and all decision-making.
  • Advocacy and leadership skills of children and youth with DD for them to speak on their own behalf.

Grantee: To be determined
Amount: $85,000

Read the complete version of this project's plan language in the 2022-2026 State Plan.

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