Calendar of Events

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council provides information about events around Ohio and online covering topics that may be of interest to people with disabilities, their families and others. Would you like to have your event added to our calendar? Contact Kim Shoaf at or 614-466-5232. Please note that we do not necessarily endorse each event. The information is provided as a service to pass along information that may be of interest to the public.

Calendar of Events

Getting a Life Not a Program
Start Date/Time:
Friday, February 26, 2021 1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Friday, February 26, 2021 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Online Meeting/Webinar

Services for Independent Living invites you for a discussion with Derrick Dufresne, the President of Community Resource Associates, Inc., on the difference between quality and compliance, contribution, client hood, citizenship and elements of freedom. Come and learn some universal truths about what makes us human!

Over the course of his career, Derrick has delivered conference presentations, training, strategic board planning retreats, workshops, and management consultation to over eighty thousand people in forty-nine states regarding issues related to people with disabilities. Since entering the field in 1974, Derrick’s dedication to the community has evolved from serving as a unit manager in an institutional setting to running a non-profit that provided housing to individuals with disabilities in the community to managing projects that close institutions and assist in the transition of individuals into the community.

Derrick works extensively in the closing of residential facilities, transforming systems that support individuals with disabilities to implement best practice, and establishing community wraparound services for individuals who are in crisis.  He is also deeply involved in teaching and coaching how to pair person-centered planning with individual budgets as part of the implementation of self-determination in a Medicaid environment.
His goal, “Changing the System One Person at a Time,” closely reflects his work ethic and focus.

Cost is $10. For accommodations please contact India Jones at by February 21st, 2021.


Owned by Kmcconnell On Wednesday, February 10, 2021