Competitve Grant Opportunity: Developing Capacity Through Trauma Informed Care

A competitive grant opportunity, Developing Capacity Through Trauma Informed Care, seeks to increase the number of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) residential provider agencies who have implemented a trauma-informed approach, and are committed to serving people with complex support needs; this will result in better outcomes for people and organizations. Awardees agree to develop and […]

New Health and Welfare Alert: Transition Planning

With any major transition, health and safety needs must be given top priority. A new Health and Welfare Alert – Transition Planning (#44-09-15) – focuses on ways to help individuals safely change providers, services, or settings. The Alert covers what types of changes could require a transition plan, things to know before the transition, things […]

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 […]

Administration Spotlights Human Trafficking Awareness

DODD joins its state agency partners in educating all Ohio citizens, including individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, about the realities of human trafficking – the illegal trade of people for commercial sexual exploitation and/or forced labor. Recommendations to combat human trafficking include creating greater awareness of the vulnerabilities in people that perpetrators prey […]