Some news from DODD

William and his mom, Laurie, have learned more about each other through a respite program that focuses on how families can work together

Youth Respite Program Connects Families

In Tuscarawas County, the county board and Alco Services have partnered through an Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities-funded grant to provide respite services and in-home supports to young adults and their families so they can better connect with one another.

Watch how William and Laurie have benefited from the program.

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Health Alert: Summer Safety

Good preparation is key to summer safety for people with developmental disabilities so they can avoid health risks such as dehydration, sunburn, and water-related accidents. Read alert.


DODD Hosts Ohio ISP Workgroup Forums

DODD is preparing to develop and implement a single template for individual service plans (ISPs) for all people who receive services in the Ohio developmental disabilities system. Learn more.

Subscribe to DODD’s Podcast

Director Jeff Davis explores the stories of remarkable people, Ohio innovators, and thought leaders to educate about their lives and ideas. Search for “DODD Ohio Podcast” on Apple Podcasts, Alexa (TuneIn), Stitcher, or Google Play to listen. 

Training: Speak Up, Stay Safe

Learn about healthy relationships, respecting boundaries, preventing abuse and bullying, and online safety during the June training sessions for the Speak Up, Stay Safe series. Register.