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.

Human Rights Day – December 10th

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10th. It commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights Day dates from 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations toRead More

2020 SABE GoVoter Experience Survey

Let us know how your November 3, 2020 voting experience has been whether by mail-in or absentee, in-person by Early or on Election Day. The SABE GoVoter Project wants to know if you had any problems or questions about your voting experience from registering to vote, getting information about candidates,Read More

Gwendolyn Harshaw Receives 2020 Margaret Burley Family Impact Award

2020 OCALI Awards 2020 Margaret Burley Family Impact Award Recipient Gwendolyn Harshaw Gahanna, Ohio Mother, Advocate, Volunteer, Speaker, and Peer Over the past 20 years, Gwendolyn Harshaw has worn several hats, many at the same time. As a mother and advocate, she pursued services, information, and networks to ensure her sonRead More

Ohio SILC seeking proposals from Centers for Independent Living

The Ohio SILC is seeking proposals from Centers for Independent Living that can assist in the formation of a training program on advocacy in health care as directed by the Community Advancement and Advocacy Committee. Goals and Objectives To create a training series that can be utilized by CILs toRead More