2019 DD Awareness and Advocacy Day

Logo of a sunshine with words next to sun rays describing how supports matter, including the name and date of the event.

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council is proud to join with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Ohio Provider Resource Association, the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, and the Ohio Self Determination Association for the 2019 DD Awareness and Advocacy Day. This year's theme is Supports Matter!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio or watch a live-stream of the event on the Ohio Channel.
Registration: Registration for the event is already full. However, you can ask to be put on a waiting list by emailing Paul Jarvis at paul.jarvis@dodd.ohio.gov. For those not able to attend in person or who were not able to register, the event will be live-streamed on the Ohio Channel. You do not need to register to view the live-stream of the event.

Event Speakers 

  • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
  • Director of DODD Jeff Davis & Director of OOD Kevin Miller
  • Treasurer of State Robert Sprague & STABLE Account Holder Travis Dresbach
  • Chair of DD Council Public Policy Committee Dara Walburn
  • Disability Cocoon Founder Dustin Wright
  • Emceed by Shari Cooper


You can follow the event's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OhioDDAwareness/ for updates and more information.

Fact Sheets

The following Fact Sheets, including talking points, were created for the people who registered and scheduled a time to speak with their representatives the afternoon of the day of the event.