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. ODDC is a partner within the Ohio DD Network.
Learn more about ODDC:
Upcoming DD Council meeting: The Ohio DD Council will hold a meeting with the full Council on March 12 and 13 at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark.
February's ReachOut e-Diversity newsletter: The latest edition of ReachOut e-Diversity News is ready for reading. Topics include: the need to enact policies that address disability and poverty; special education advocates respond to proposed ease of testing requirements; the rights of people with Albinism; recognizing AIDD Commissioner Aaron Bishop during National African-American History Month; and a call for disability-inclusion employer nominees. Read the newsletter: ReachOut e-Diversity News
Take a look at our new "tent" brochure about the importance of organizations to financially support self-advocates to attend events and meetings. The value of an advocate's opinion is well worth the investment! Download a PDF version of the brochure or call us at 614-466-5205 if you would like printed copies.
Registration for the 2015 DD Awareness and Advocacy Day Event is filled! All spots are taken as of February 3, 2015.
New publication: Ohio's Employment First Initiative launched in March 2012. Read DD Council's latest publication that highlights several individuals with developmental disabilities who have benefited from this initiative. The publication, Employment First Initiative: Community Employment, is available online and in hard-copy versions.
Read more announcements from the What's New section.
Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council