SPLG Discusses Workforce Development

Continuing to explore ways to improve services for Ohio citizens with developmental disabilities and determine benchmarks to guide the future, the DODD Strategic Planning Leadership Group (SPLG) met last week to discuss workforce development for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). Service provider organizations representing DSPs, including the Values and Faith Alliance, Ohio Waiver Network, Ohio Healthcare […]

SFSC, on the Road in Erie County

DODD and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) earlier this summer announced more than $1.4 million in funding for the Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) initiative to provide care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at-risk due to a developmental disability or mental illness. The grant awards are part of […]

New Information About Accessibility, Employment

Having just celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (See Pipeline, July 23, 2014: Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrated Around the Nation), it is important to note additional progress in March of this year, when new regulations became effective to provide people with disabilities improved opportunities for meaningful employment. This update to Section […]

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Common Threads Network Collaboration and information-sharing make all the difference in the support of families we serve.”  -Lynne Calloway, Family Liaison, Hamilton County DD Services Common Threads Network (CTN) in southwest Ohio supports organizations addressing common concerns of families and individuals with disabilities in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties. An August meeting gathered many […]


Business Survey Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) invite employers and anyone in the Ohio’s deafness or blindness community to comment on work force issues for Ohioans with disabilities. Results of this confidential survey will be shared with the Workforce Integration Task Force recently instated […]

DODD Responds to Disability Rights Ohio

To best serve Ohio’s citizens with developmental disabilities, DODD continuously works with stakeholders across Ohio, and readily accepts feedback from the many advocates that have an interest in our community. Recently, DODD received a letter from one such advocate, Disability Rights Ohio (DRO), outlining concerns about the status of Ohio’s DD system. We wanted to […]