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DD Council Connection is a way for the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council to introduce to you our Council members, provide updates on the work we do and the grant projects we manage, and inform you on the activities and initiatives of Ohio's community of self-advocates and others who work on behalf of people with disabilities and their families.


Newsletters from 2022

January 2022

  • Remembering Kenneth Latham and His Outreach Legacy
  • Project Highlight: Ohio’s Most Vulnerable Moving Into Better Housing
  • Take a Survey about Independent Living
  • New Transportation Report Shows Impact of COVID-19, Need for Accessibility, & Improvements for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Council Updates "Taking Charge" Publication

February 2022

  • Empowering Families Project
  • Nisonger Center Seeks Input for its Five-Year Plan
  • Ohio DD Talks: Building Healthy Relationships
  • DODD seeks feedback from families

March 2022

  • Grantee Highlight: Building Capacity for Assistive Technology Service Delivery in Ohio
  • Did you attend the DD Advocacy & Awareness Day? Take a survey!
  • Council Member Shares DD Council’s Projects with Community
  • Share Your Thoughts
  • Smart Home Discovery Place: Tour Technology Solutions
  • Celebrating 10 Years of Employment First in Ohio 

April 2022

  • Annual Consumer Satisfaction Survey on Its Way
  • Share Your Perspective for the Empowering Families Project
  • Ohioan Appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Ohio DD Talks: It’s IEP Season

May 2022

  • New grant opportunities!
  • ASAP Seeks Input from Emerging Advocates
  • SARTAC Announces Nathan Turner as One of 2022-2023 National Fellows
  • Young Adult Council Applications Now Open

Newsletters from 2021

January 2021

  • DD Council Seeks Feedback on Five-Year State Plan Draft
  • Register for the 2021 Developmental Disabilities Awareness and Advocacy Day!
  • Governor Appoints New Members to Statewide Disabilities Council
  • Executive Director, Carolyn Knight Spreads the Word about Council’s Work

February 2021

  • Deadline is February 28! DD Council Seeks Feedback on Five-Year State Plan Draft
  • Former DD Council Members Chosen for State’s Tech Ambassadors Program
  • Governor Appoints New Members to Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Save the Date for Ohio’s TechSummit 2021

March 2021

  • Council Celebrates DD Awareness Month
  • Be a Changemaker - Join the Ohio DD Council!
  • Ohio Employment First Announces 2021 Transformation Series
  • FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
  • DODD to Hold Town Hall Meetings on Level 1 and SELF Waiver Programs

April 2021

  • Assistive Technology & Everyday Life
  • DD Council Seeks New Members
  • Registration for Tech Summit 2021 is now open!
  • Ohio DD Council Announces Notice of Funds Available for Multiple Projects
  • Lucas County Resident Named Co-Host of Ohio DD Council’s Podcast

May 2021

  • Share Your Experience with Transportation Access
  • Family Training Focuses on Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • DD Council Hosts Bidders Conference
  • Ohio Celebrates Its Third Year as a Tech First State
  • Human Trafficking Resources

June 2021

  • Share your experiences with transportation access - and listen to others!
  • TechSummit coming in July - Register today!
  • HHS launches hotline to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines for people with disabilities
  • Input request for new product for people who use wheelchairs
  • Grants available for people with disabilities pursuing community employment
  • Attention DD Council grantees: Consumer satisfaction survey is coming soon

July 2021

  • Ohio DD Talks: Back to School
  • Last chance! Share your experiences with transportation access - and listen to others
  • New publications offer advocacy help for Ohio’s DD community
  • Council grant continues to demonstrate success: What Works for Work
  • Broadband partnership opportunity available
  • Celebrating 31 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

August 2021

  • Navigating the Maze of Getting Nursing Services
  • Ohio DD Council Releases Annual Report
  • July’s TechSummit Now Available Online!
  • DODD Requests Feedback on Early Intervention Family Questionnaire

September 2021

  • Transportation Equity Forum Webinar Series Begin October 5
  • The Ohio DD Council Awards 18 New Grant Projects
  • Ohio DD Talks: Inclusive Recreation & The Importance of Play
  • Become a Tech Ambassador!
  • Grant Opportunity: Ohio Family Network (OFN) Expansion

October 2021

  • Ohio's Updated ARPA HCBS Plan
  • Council in the Community - Rachel Rice attends Synergy Ohio 2021
  • Ohio DD Talks: A Nursing Guide to Support Families
  • Family Engagement is Critical to Supporting People With Disabilities
  • Transportation Equity Forum Webinar Wraps up on Oct. 28

November 2021

  • Governor appoints new members to Ohio DD Council
  • SAVE THE DATE for the 2022 DD Awareness & Advocacy Day!
  • Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month
  • Council member highlight: Barriers persist to get funding for technology
  • Calling all artists! Submissions open for Art & Soul Exhibit
  • DODD Waiver Provider and ICF Search Tool

December 2021

  • The Impact - Grantee Highlights
  • Your Input is Needed!
  • Hellos & Goodbyes


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