Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council - A Powerful Partner for People with Developmental Disabilities

Our Mission

The mission of the Ohio Develomental Disabilities Council is to create change that improves independence, productivity and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life in Ohio.

Who We Are

The Ohio DD Council is made up of over 30 members, with the majority being people with developmental disabilities, and parents and guardians of people with developmental disabilities who are appointment by the Governor of Ohio.

What We Do

The Ohio DD Council meets throughout the year to discuss disability-related issues and to identify grant projects that can improve supports and services for Ohioans with developmental disabilities. We fund projects that enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on self-determination, diversity and inclusion.

Logo of four stick figure people with the words Five Year State Plan and Ohio Developmental Disabilities CouncilOhio DD Council Needs Your Input!

The Ohio DD Council is seeking input from Ohioans with developmental disabilities, family members, guardians, professionals and other stakeholders for its Five-Year State Plan. The input will help to identify problems and needs that should be addressed for the disability community across the state.

Please take our survey to help Council develop projects to make a better, more inclusive and integrated Ohio. No personal information to identify you is collected so your responses are confidential.

Click here to take the survey


Upcoming DD Council Meetings

November 6 - 7, 2019: External and Continuation Grant Reviews Meeting
Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington, 6500 Doubletree Ave, Columbus, OH 43229
Review the meeting agendas

December 12 - 13, 2019: Ohio DD Council Annual Retreat
Embassy Suites - Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio
Agenda will be available closer to the meeting date

Council News and Highlights

The State of Tech: Expanding Access

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Expanding the use of technology is promising to many people with developmental disabilities, but barriers continue to exist. Access to inexpensive, high-speed internet is often a problem, especially in rural areas of Ohio. Affordability of smart devices and assistive technology is also an issue. 

Read the third of a four-part series, The State of Tech: Expanding Access, to learn how organizations and state government are beginning to devote resources to bridge the digital divide caused by systemic issues and gaps in access to technology.

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