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U.S. Access Board to Host Public Forum on Autonomous Vehicles In March & April

In March and April, the U.S. Access Board, in partnership with other federal agencies, will host a series of virtual meetings on making autonomous vehicles (AVs) accessible to passengers with disabilities. The four-part series will provide an open forum where members of the public and stakeholders can discuss considerations, challenges, and solutions in designing accessible AVs. All are welcome to attend. TheRead More

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Ohio State University Extension Offer of Free Financial Coaching

Invitation to participate in OSU Research Study Ohio State University Extension Offer of Free Financial Coaching Hello! We are a team of financial coaches at OSU Extension, Apprisen Consumer Credit Counseling Services, and Ohio State researchers. We are interested in learning about the financial hardship experienced as result of aRead More

FREE course: Fall Prevention: Interventions for Older Individuals who are Visually Impaired

The NRTC’s IL OIB-TAC has a new FREE course: Fall Prevention: Interventions for Older Individuals who are Visually Impaired.  Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. Having vision loss puts an individual at higher risk for falls. In this course, an interdisciplinary team from Vision Services forRead More

IWGA Webinar: Autism & Advocacy in Ohio

Jan 22, 2021 11:00 AM EST Self-advocacy skills have been linked with improved life outcomes, yet, less than 25% of adults with ASD have ever participated in a self-advocacy group, meeting, or event. An early opportunity for self-advocacy, and a predictor of post-school success, is participation in Individualized Education ProgramRead More

Public Announcement- OOD Council Meeting 1/20/21

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Council Meeting January 20, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Join the meeting using Microsoft Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YjQ1NjQyNjgtNTI5ZS00N2Y4LWI4YjMtMDViODlhMjgyNjFm%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2250f8fcc4-94d8-4f07-84eb-36ed57c7c8a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%222074f3d0-74e9-4067-a0ea-d8bea75e441e%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d   MATERIALS FOR THIS MEETING WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE OOD WEBSITE:  https://ood.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/ood/about-us/ood-council/ood-councils-meetings  If you have questions or need an accommodation, please contact Shirley Marchi at 614-438-1477Read More

Dr. Kara Ayers honored at 5th Annual Ed Roberts Day Awards

The annual Ed Roberts Awards brings together prominent community ambassadors, business leaders, city and county officials, and philanthropists to honor individuals who carry the legacy of one of our founders, Ed Roberts, in making the world more inclusive, accessible, and empowering. This year, we will be honoring five individuals whoseRead More

The Employers’ ADA Handbook 5-Part Training

The Employers’ ADA Handbook – Session 1: Title I Overview Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is pleased to offer this free training for employers. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Learn about the purpose of Title I of the ADA and the responsibilities of covered employers.Read More

FEMA Launched New Preparedness Training for Community-Based Organizations

On September 1, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN), a new preparedness training for Community-Based Organizations. CBOs are the food banks, childcare centers, shelters, houses of worship, and small businesses that make our community stronger. When CBOs are unable to continue operating afterRead More

Ohio Home and Community-Based Services Coalition Meeting

Ohio HCBS Coalition’s next meeting is Friday, December 18th at 10 am.