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Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention for People with Disabilities


April 12, 2021
by Ohio DD Council Staff

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed each April, is a campaign that aims to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and empower individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. In an effort to prevent sexual assault and other forms of abuse for people with disabilities, the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC) partnered with other organizations to develop the Abuse Awareness and Prevention Guide. The guide is designed to help people with disabilities and others understand and identify sexual assault and other forms of abuse. 

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Apply to Become a Member of the Ohio DD Council!


March 24, 2021
by DD Council Staff

Want to make a difference for Ohio's disability community? Join the Ohio DD Council! The Ohio DD Council is recruiting new membership. Deadline to apply is April 18, 2021. Apply today for the chance to become a change-maker for Ohioans with developmental disabilities!

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Celebrate DD Awareness Month!


March 11, 2021
by DD Council Staff

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! It’s a month to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life. Learn about Ohio's annual DD Awareness & Advocacy Day that was held on March 2, an upcoming podcast that supports DD Awareness Month. and more.

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Community-Based Options for People with Disabilities in Intermediate Care Facilities


February 24, 2021
by Disability Rights Ohio

Did you know that around 99% of Ohioans who choose to move out of their Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) and into the community are happy with that decision?1 Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) wants everyone to have the opportunity to make that choice. To that end, DRO is planning virtual visits to several ICFs. We want to talk with ICF residents about opportunities to live and receive services and supports in their own home in the community.

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