Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council 

The ODDC is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

Ohio Department of Developmental  Disabilities 

ODDD is responsible for overseeing a statewide system of supports and services for people with disabilities and their families.

Ohio Self Determination Association 

OSDA believes that individuals with disabilities should have the freedom to plan their own lives and to pursue the things that are important to them with the support of independent planning and support coordination.

Ohio Legal Rights Service 

The mission of the OLRS is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) 

The mission of SABE is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chance to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

Center for Self Determination  

Discussions on how the principles of self-determination can help all persons create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities.

Advocating Change Together (ACT)  

We have 30 years of experience on how to build leaders by working on issues. We have 30 years of knowledge on how groups of ordinary people with developmental disabilities–and their allies–can make change happen.

The Arc of Ohio 

The mission of The Arc of Ohio is to advocate for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement.

The Arc of US  

contains position papers, background information, and links to other sites including the U.S. Department of Education. 

 Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities      

Information on programs and services offered in Lucas County. 

Maumee Valley Civitan 

a website that discusses the activities of this chapter of the international service organization. The international focus of Civitan is supporting persons with developmental disabilities.

The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio  (ASNO) 

Advocacy, Support and Education that promotes optimal life experiences as freely defined by individuals with autism and their families

Camp Courageous

Providing comprehensive outdoor recreational experiences in north west Ohio 

Educational and Professional Development Sites

State Support Team Region 1


The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities