Ohio DD Council Digest

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Be on the Alert for COVID-19 Scams!


December 28, 2020
by DD Council Staff

"A single dose of information can vaccinate you against fraud," said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in a recent press release that urged Ohioans to be alert of COVID-19 vaccine-related scams. New scams are emerging that are related to the vaccine distribution. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) also issued a fraud alert that focused on scammers targeting older adults and people with disabilities. And the U.S. Office of Inspector General provides tips to detect fraud along with a hotline to call.

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How can YOU become a Council Member?


December 8, 2020
by DD Council Staff

The Ohio DD Council is made up of over 30 members, with the majority being people with developmental disabilities. Members are appointment by the Governor of Ohio. What do members of the Ohio DD Council do? And how can YOU become a member?

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Caregiving in Crisis


November 16, 2020
by DD Council Staff

Every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) recognizes and honors family caregivers across the country, led by Caregiver Action Network. This year's theme is "Caregiving in Crisis" and recognizes the new realities family caregivers face with their loved ones during these uncertain times caused by the pandemic and other changes in society.

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DD Councils and P&As: Trailblazers for Inclusion


October 30, 2020
by Administration on Community Living

This month we celebrate two milestones for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the country: 50 years of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities and 45 years of Protection and Advocacy (P&A) systems. As two parts of the trio of programs that make up the Developmental Disabilities Act network on the ground in every state and territory, these programs have worked alongside individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and their families to increase opportunities for community living.

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