State-Funded Waiver Allocation Process Set

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 […]

New Family Liaison Joins DODD

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 […]

Pipeline Pix

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 […]

2015 Annual Report

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 Ranks in Top 10 in Community Inclusion

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) […]