Employment First Spotlight – Darke County

Since March 2012, when Governor John Kasich signed the Employment First initiative into law, the culture of Ohio’s developmental disabilities community has shifted significantly toward community-based, integrated employment – and not only in large metropolitan areas. DODD is pleased to spotlight success, and we thank the Darke County Board of DD for sharing this story. […]

DODD Website Updates: New Content, New Easy Read Tools

As the next phase in our DODD.ohio.gov website redesign, all old content is being removed. Benefits include: A better user experience. The website has a streamlined design, and is easier to navigate. Improved search functionality. With all content in one environment, your searches will capture all relevant results without capturing outdated content. Updated content. All […]


Level of Care (LOC) – Online Training Available This training is required for LOC Evaluators before July 1, 2015!  Two online courses for Level of Care evaluators now are available on the DODD website. The courses are free, and should take between two and three hours to complete. Successful completion of both courses provides access […]

Administration News: Budget, Other Legislation

A substitute version of the FY2016-2017 biennial budget bill (HB 64) now is being reviewed by members of the Ohio Senate (see Pipeline EXTRA!, overview of House changes). It would: require all DODD decisions on sheltered workshops to come before the legislature; create a Developmental Center (DC) Closure Commission and decrease DC funding by $80 million […]