New Adult Guardianship Rules, Training

New rules to bring uniformity and consistency to Ohio’s adult guardianship practices became effective June 1. Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio (Sup.R.) 66.01 through 66.09 and 73 provide clear guidance for best practices in adult guardianship cases, and regulate guardianship compensation. The new rules: Require courts to institute a comprehensive complaint process […]

Advocacy United Launches New Blog

Advocacy United launched a new blog, Let’s Give ’em Something to Talk About, to do just that! The blog is another way self-advocates can share their thoughts about advocacy efforts. The first post was written by Diana Lynn Mairose, co-chair of Advocacy United, president of the Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA), and a well-known advocate […]

Pipeline Pix

Recognizing Ongoing Contributions to Ohio’s DD Community Regarded as the “mother of services” for people with developmental disabilities in Allen County, long-time DD advocate Mary Ann Brown recently was inducted in to the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Over the years, Mary Ann has brought comfort to families facing the challenges of a child […]


Training ICF-IID Direct Billing Training – July 15 and 23 ICF-IID Direct Billing Training is July 15 and July 23. Both classes will take place 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio. To register, email your provider name, provider number, and each attendee’s name to Seating is limited, so register soon to guarantee […]

Senate Changes to Executive Budget

On June 9, the Ohio Senate introduced the substitute version of House Bill 64 (FY2016-17 Executive Budget). After reviewing the proposed budget and listening to many hours of testimony from individuals, families, and providers, the Senate Finance Committee made several changes to the Executive Budget. Updates on DODD’s portion include: Direct Care Staff Rate Increase: […]