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Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month!


November 8, 2021
by Ohio DD Council Staff

National Family Caregivers Month is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. Read about the family support efforts in Ohio and around the nation.

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Family Engagement is Critical to Supporting People With Disabilities


October 1, 2021
by the Ohio Employment First Taskforce

Extensive research on individuals with disabilities and their families recognizes that supports are most effective when provided to the family so they have the capacity and knowledge to provide assistance. Strategies to support the family unit must be a fundamental consideration across all agencies, at all levels of each agency, and in all aspects of planning. Learn how you can help. 

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Aging and Disability Transportation Forum Series


September 13, 2021
by DD Council Staff

Transportation has always been an issue, especially for those who are aging or have a disability. What can be done to improve this important issue? The Ohio Aging and Disability Coalition (an initiative of the Services for Independent Living) aims to answer this question and provide information to help others to take action!

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Navigating the Maze of Getting Nursing Services


August 26, 2021
by Kim Shoaf, DD Council Staff

Read about a new guide that helps Ohio families find home care nursing services. The guide covers options for nursing services, including private health insurance, Ohio Medicaid and Medicaid waivers, and more.

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