2025-2027 State Plan for Independent Living Draft Comments

2025-2027 State Plan for Independent Living The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) works with the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to create the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The SPIL is a three-year plan that gives the SILC and CILs goals to work on together to improve servicesRead More

New STABLE Account Enrollment Incentive

Treasurer Sprague Recognizes ABLE to Save Month, Announces New STABLE Account Enrollment Incentive   Beginning April 1, 2024, STABLE Account will match the first $25 that an eligible Ohioan contributes when opening a new account.    INFORMATION:  https://tos.ohio.gov/newsroom/article/treasurer-sprague-recognizes-able-to-save-month-announces-new-stable-account-enrollment-incentive/    

The Accessible Ohio Playbook – Session 4: Experience

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is pleased to present a six-part webinar series — The Accessible Ohio Playbook. This webinar series includes guidelines from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the intent of a universal design approach to accessibility, the four priority areas of the accessibility journey, and theRead More

Ohio SILC members finishing their terms of serving on the board

This month the Ohio SILC has several members that will be finishing up their terms of serving on the board and would like to highlight them.   Kevin Flynn has served two terms with the Ohio SILC where he was the SILC Chairperson for the last several years. Kevin isRead More

VIRUTAL EVENT FOR THE SUBMINIMUM WAGE BILL

Ohio Employment First and Greater Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Act   WHAT: VIRUTAL EVENT FOR THE SUBMINIMUM WAGE BILL WHEN: Thursday, March 28TH WHERE: Virtually TIME: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST   REGISTER – https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcO2qqzkrE9URUJ1cwx9HI4Wfhc2VPEPW#/registration   For information, please contact Ohio APSE at ohapse@apse.org FLYER DOWNLOAD  

OOTF Virtual Open House

Ohio Olmstead Task Force is hosting a Virtual Open House on March 28, 2024 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST via Zoom.  Discuss advocacy opportunities with disabled advocates across Ohio!  Learn about joining OOTF!  If you need an accommodation, please email ohioolmstead@gmail.com by March 25, 2024. Registration Link: https://bit.ly/ootfvirtualopenhouse  

Preparing Ohio’s future leaders!

Are You a High School Student with a Disability Interested in Self-Advocacy & Leadership Development? Ohio Regional Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a week-long career leadership training program, held during the summer, for high school students with disabilities.  There are 6 in-person forums throughout the state. Participation in YLF canRead More

Highlighting Women’s Disability Figures

March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration in the United States that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women all throughout the nation’s history. Here are several articles highlighting women’s disability figures: Highlighting Women’s Disability Figures in History | MSU – Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities 9 Famous FemaleRead More

Accessible Ohio Feedback Forum – Thursday, February 29

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) invites you to share your ideas as we continue to implement the Accessible Ohio initiative. Please join us for the third Accessible Ohio Feedback Forum on Thursday, February 29 at 10 a.m. Accessible Ohio is the first-ever coordinated effort to support Ohio’s businesses, communities,Read More

Two Ohio DD Council grantees have released surveys and need input!

The World Institute on Disability (WID) is gathering information on knowledge and resources related to benefits and employment for Ohioans with an interest in disability employment, and we need your help! Please follow the link below and share your thoughts in this brief survey. This survey is for any personRead More