Family Advisory Council – The Movers and Shakers

The movers and shakers of Ohio’s statewide developmental disabilities community are families of people served in the system. We listen to families for direction, and for their unique perspectives and ideas. No one knows this better than DODD Director Martin, who kicked-off yesterday’s Family Advisory Council (FAC) meeting in Columbus by sharing more information about […]

Family Advisory Council Considers Statewide Engagement Plan

The DODD Family Advisory Council (FAC) met last week to review recommendations contained in the recently-completed Strategic Planning Leadership Group (SPLG) Final Report, and participate in interactive sessions to explore ways to build a stronger, better-informed statewide Family Network. Meeting attendees also heard DODD Director John Martin, and Deputy Director Lori Horvath discuss the proposed […]

The Family Legacy – Sharing Their Stories

DODD Family Advocate Peggy Martin Recognized for Service Last week, the DODD Family Advisory Council (FAC) welcomed several exciting speakers — including families themselves — discussing topics of interest to the statewide developmental disabilities community. The meeting also was the last one with Family Advocate Peggy Martin at the helm. She will retire in November. […]

Family Advisory Council Meeting, October 8

Family Advocate Peggy Martin to Retire in November On October 8, the DODD Family Advisory Council (FAC) will welcome several exciting speakers — including families themselves — discussing topics of interest to the statewide developmental disabilities community.  This meeting also marks the last one with DODD Family Advocate Peggy Martin at the helm.  She will […]

Family Advisory Council Gathers System Movers and Shakers

Gaining strength and support from each other while learning and sharing is the hallmark of the DODD Family Advisory Council (FAC), and yesterday’s meeting was another great example of this synergy. The FAC meeting at the Columbus Developmental Center included an administration update from Director John Martin and Deputy Director Patrick Stephan, as well as information […]