Behavior Support Strategies Training – Online

The first module in the Behavior Support Strategies series reviews the new rule (5123:2-2-06), the principles of person-centered planning, restricted and prohibited measures, and the roles and responsibilities of QIDPs, Human Rights Committees and DODD. This module takes 20-30 minutes to complete, and is free and open to the public. Additional modules will be available on the Training page of DODD’s website.

Customer Relationship Management/Individual Data System Training – Online

Training on the new Individual Data System (IDS) application/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) now is available. If you use IDS, you are encouraged to complete this training, including Login and search, Creating a new record, Edit information and Individual Transfer Record (ITR). If you have questions about the IDS training, send an email to

Conferences and Events

Family Advisory Council Meeting – September 8

The next Family Advisory Council Meeting is September 8, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the training room at Columbus Developmental Center in Columbus. To RSVP, contact Michele Kanode at 614-644-0265 or

Camp Blue Skies Overnight Camp for Adults – September 14-18

Camp Blue Skies, an overnight camp for adults (age 21 and over) who have developmental disabilities, is September 14-18 at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio. Learn more about camp life, activities, and how to register.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at 25: The Past, The Present & The Future – October 23

Services for Independent Living, Inc. (SIL) will present The Americans with Disabilities Act at 25: The Past, The Present & The Future from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on October 23 in Warrensville Heights. The morning features a panel discussion about best practices and practical applications. The afternoon features a sessions with Robert Silverstein, Director of the Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy, who will talk about the enactment of the ADA from a historical, political, and policy perspective; the Emerging Disability Policy Framework; and strategies on how to impact public policy.

Cost is $35 per person. Read the event brochure for more information and registration details.

OCALICON – November 18-20

OCALICON is November 18-20 in Columbus. The conference is a face-to-face gathering of national leaders, educators, parents, service providers, self-advocates, scholars, and policy makers to examine common concerns and share proven solutions that address issues faced by individuals with autism and low-incidence disabilities across their lifespan. Learn more and register online.

In the News

DODD Hotline for Reporting Abuse, Neglect, or Other Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs)

To report abuse/neglect and other MUIs, call toll-free 866-313-6733. Please note that MUIs are to be reported to the local County Board, however, there may be times an individual, staff member, or family member may feel it is a conflict — or that a County Board potentially may be involved in the allegation. In those instances, the hotline number can be used to report concerns.