Welcome to the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council (ODDC) is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. ODDC is funded under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, Public Law 106-402.
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Visitability press conference stresses importance of accessibile housing: The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council was joined on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by state Representatives Cheryl Grossman and Michael Stinziano, and Dr. Jack Nasar, professor emeritus of City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University, to release the findings of a new study that shows accessible housing features known as Visitability are preferred by consumers and add to a home’s value. The study can be found online at www.ddc.ohio.gov/pub/visitability-report-6-15.pdf. Representatives Grossman and Stinziano also announced bipartisan legislation to create the Accessible Homes Grant Program, which will be introduced this week in the Ohio House of Representatives.
The Nominating Interview Committee Meeting will be held on August 4, 2015 at The State Library of Ohio – Boardroom at 274 E. First Avenue in Columbus, OH 43201.
Outreach newsletter available: Download the June 2015 edition of DD Council's ReachOut e-Diversity News. The purpose of this newsletter is to promote interagency collaboration and coordination that result in agencies providing culturally competent services to the unserved/underserved populations in Ohio.
The Ohio DD Council is seeking new members. Applications are accepted daily. If you or someone you know are interested in making a difference for people with disabilities apply today! You may either apply:
AT Conference materials available: The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council and the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council held an assistive technology conference on May 13-14, 2015. We have received and posted several of the speakers' presentations and handouts from that conference. Check out the materials on our Tech II - Technology toward Employment Conference Materials page. More documents will be added when received.
DD Council on YouTube: Watch and listen to DD Council members providing input on what is important to them and the future direction of Council and its projects. They have some very important things to say!
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council