Thank a Care Giver – May is National Foster Care Month

“Get to Know the Many Faces of Foster Care” DODD supports the host home concept, which emphasizes the value and the day-to-day support that a community-based family home provides. While the current Medicaid billing terminology used to describe such support is ‘Adult Foster Care,’ it encompasses many different elements involved in sharing a home. National […]

Deemed More Vulnerable to Abuse: Seniors, and People with DD

The DODD Major Unusual Incident (MUI) Unit, in cooperation with County Boards of DD and other service providers, continues to work diligently on improving our system for reporting and investigating MUIs pertaining to individuals served – some of the most vulnerable citizens in the state. Reporting, immediate action, notifications, thorough investigations, and prevention planning continue […]

Employment First, Leadership Update

The DODD Employment First team reports an update on leadership for the initiative, as Kristen Helling, Employment First lead for the State of Ohio, has accepted a new leadership role with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) as Assistant Deputy Director for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. In this role, Helling will continue to work […]

Pipeline Pix

Steinman Says, “Thank You, Pipeline Readers!” It has been my pleasure to serve you. Sherry Steinman, creator and editor of the DODD Pipeline publications since the first issue in February 2007, will retire from state employment effective June 1. She says, “Thank you, Pipeline readers, DODD co-workers, and the vast developmental disabilities community of wonderful […]


Passage of Both County Board of DD Levies on May 5 Ballot Two County Boards of DD had levy requests on the May 5 primary election ballots. Both were passed, according to unofficial final results from the counties’ Boards of Elections. Congratulations to all! Information about the ballot issues and general election information is on […]