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The Ohio Shared Living Work Group The Ohio Shared Living work group meets regularly to develop an organized county-by-county approach to further developing community-based residential options in family homes for people in the state’s DD services system. Currently, 13 individual counties will be exploring this approach in depth as the efforts get underway, as well as […]


Introducing: News Posts News Posts, a new part of PostScripts, highlights news items of particular interest to the statewide developmental disabilities community.  We’ll continue to include links to related news stories in Pipeline articles, some of which may be recapped here. Findlay Courier: Grant to aid communities in serving at-risk youth WFIN: Area counties share […]

Celebrating Direct Support Professionals

National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Week Begins September 7 Each year, during National Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) Recognition Week, Ohio stands tall with a major DSP recognition event.  Hosted at the Xenos conference center in Columbus on September 10, this year’s event will spotlight Ohio DSPs’ commitment to supporting people with developmental disabilities, and will […]

SFSC, on the Road in Richland County

On August 20, DODD Director John Martin presented the Strong Families, Safe Communities (SFSC) grant to Ashland and Richland counties. The grant will assist the local community partnership in providing services to strengthen family relationships, and improve coordination with schools and juvenile courts. The efforts are an expansion of the multi-county grant awarded last year […]

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness, Prevention

DODD works closely with agency partners in the Office of Health Transformation (OHT) in support of Ohio’s FASD initiatives to promote a clear message of prevention, enhance early detection and referral for services, and increase effective and evidenced-based intervention strategies.  The Department joins OHT partners in observing September 9 as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders […]