A plan to allocate the 3,000 new state-funded waivers has been set, and distribution of those waivers soon will begin. The FY2016-17 Executive Budget funds approximately 3,000 state-funded waivers to bring down the waiting list, and to give individuals considering or living in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) the option to live in the community […]
Hello, I’m Kim Weimer, your Family Liaison. My role is to advocate for you, our families, when DODD is making policy and program decisions, and to be here as a resource for you. I will ensure that families have a seat at the table as we work through all of the changes taking place in […]
On Vacation with Ohio Shared Living Robbie Booth and Randy Sudduth went on a dream cruise in January, sailing from Baltimore to Cape Canaveral, Freeport and Nassau. They had numerous new experiences, tried new food, met new people, and simply enjoyed an amazing vacation. So enjoyable, in fact, that on the ride home to Ohio, they […]
Training Ohio Department of Health Good Lookers Training – September 1 Good Lookers! Helping Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments to Use Their Remaining Vision is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 1 in Caldwell. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Register online – search for course ID# 1034397. Contact Karen Auble at […]
The Department released our Annual Report for the 2015 fiscal year. Included in the report is an overview of DODD, a message from Director Martin, and a snapshot review and highlights of the year. Read the full report.
Ohio jumped 38 places in United Cerebral Palsy’s (UCP) The Case for Inclusion report and now ranks 10th on the annual ranking of how well State Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) and their families. UCP cites Ohio’s dramatic increase in the share of individuals (from 63 percent to 83 percent) […]
When given the choice between a house with accessible features and a house without accessible features, homebuyers and homeowners would opt for a house with accessible features – and would be willing to pay more for those features, according a new study being released by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, and funded […]
You now can find competitive grant opportunities on DODD’s website. The Initiatives and Partnerships page, which highlights many of the programs in which DODD partners with other state agencies and outside organizations, now features competitive grant opportunities. A chart highlights current opportunities, offering a brief overview, the entities that are eligible to apply, the open […]
The Americans With Disability Act Turns 25 Sunday, July 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There were many celebrations across the country. DODD joined in on the celebrations on July 23.
Training Ohio Department of Health Good Lookers Training – September 1 Good Lookers! Helping Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments to Use Their Remaining Vision is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 1 in Caldwell. This one-day interactive workshop for providers, parents, service coordinators, advocates, students and early childhood professionals will cover various types of visual impairments […]