Applications are now being accepted for OOD’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)

Ohio YLF is a five-day leadership training program for 11th and 12th grade students with disabilities who are interested in developing their leadership ability. It will be held in Columbus from July 30th through August 3rd.

At YLF, student delegates from all over the state learn about choosing a career, the history of disability as a culture, available technology and resources, and self and systems advocacy. Students are introduced to professionals with disabilities and have an opportunity to develop their own Personal Leadership Plan to reach goals in their education, employment and community development.

Students who are not already working with OOD will need to apply for VR services. Interested students must mail a completed application packet to OOD no later than March 31st. To complete the application and for additional information, visit


JANUARY 25 and 26 – OSILC office – COLUMBUS
MARCH 15 and 16 – OSILC office – COLUMBUS
MAY 17 and 18 – OSILC office – COLUMBUS
JULY 19 and 20 – Destination meeting – Location TBD
SEPTEMBER 19, 20, 21 – Annual Meeting -Location TBD
NOVEMBER 15 and 16 – OSILC office – COLUMBUS

All meetings (with exception of Annual Meeting) will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at the OSILC office 670 Morrison Road, Suite 200, Gahanna, OH 43230, 800-566-7788 or 614-892-0390, unless advance notice is given.
The meetings on the first day are committee meetings and will usually be held from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Second day Business meetings are 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.
Special meetings may be called as needed.
Please remember that all OSILC functions are scent–free.