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 […]

Family Caregivers Month: Health and Welfare a Top Priority

DODD salutes family caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month. The 2014 theme, ‘Care Comes Home,’ acknowledges that care does not always take place in hospitals, nursing homes, or doctors’ offices, and that a large percentage of caregiving occurs in a family home. Across the nation, nearly 90 million people play this critically important and sometimes […]

National Caregivers Month: Siblings Offer Support and Input

OhioSIBS Conference a Model for Strengthening Families The Ohio Adult Sibling Conference (OhioSIBS) this past weekend in Columbus provided a unique opportunity for people whose siblings have a disability to network with and gain support from each other. The 14th Annual Conference included Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility) trainers sharing their expertise, as […]