Pipeline EXTRA! – DODD to Close Two Developmental Centers by June 2017

Montgomery and Youngstown Centers Slated for Closure Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Director John Martin today informed individuals, families, and staff, of the Department’s intent to close Montgomery Developmental Center and Youngstown Developmental Center by June 30, 2017. An official public announcement is slated for February 20. The state’s other eight Developmental Centers (DCs) […]

2016-17 Budget – Blueprint for a New Ohio

Governor John Kasich’s budget proposals continue to transform Ohio into a national leader in health care. In a budget announcement, the Office of Health Transformation (OHT) noted, “This latest series of reforms focuses on improving the quality and outcomes associated with our state’s health care programs, while staying accountable to Ohio taxpayers and finding new […]

Administration Spotlights Human Trafficking Awareness

DODD joins its state agency partners in educating all Ohio citizens, including individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, about the realities of human trafficking – the illegal trade of people for commercial sexual exploitation and/or forced labor. Recommendations to combat human trafficking include creating greater awareness of the vulnerabilities in people that perpetrators prey […]

Multi-Location Training for Behavior Support Strategies Rule

DODD and the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) are partnering to offer in-person and online training that promotes a better understanding of the new Behavior Support Strategies rule (5123:2-2-06), effective January 1. Online registration for the in-person training is now available. In-person training will be available at several locations across the state in February, March, and […]

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Giant Eagle, Champions of Opportunity Giant Eagle was recognized last week by DODD state agency partner Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) for its efforts to provide quality employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The OOD Champion of Opportunity Award was presented by OOD Executive Director Kevin Miller, to Jeremy Shapira, the senior director and […]