OCALI Policy & Research Corner

With March being DD Awareness Month, OCALI’s Office of Policy has been coordinating with multiple organizations and agencies to maximize the opportunity to educate policy makers about the challenges, opportunities and possibilities for Ohio’s DD community, its stakeholders and its supporters. The team’s new webpage has resources and information about these efforts and more!

suppports-matter-blue-text.jpgOn Tuesday, March 5, Office of Policy team members Melissa Bacon and Teresa Kobelt participated in DD Awareness & Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse.  In meetings and discussions with lawmakers, attendees shared fact sheets on STABLE Accounts, Direct Service Workforce Crisis, and Transportation with members of the DeWine Administration and the Ohio General Assembly. These fact sheets can be accessed by clicking the links below:

If you are looking to help increase awareness of developmental disabilities and support DD Awareness Month, the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council has created a webpage with messages, communications tools, and educational resources. Please feel free to use this information and share these resources far and wide!

In next month’s issue of OCALI Now, the Office of Policy will be incorporating our “Just the Facts” research brief in this column. We look forward to sharing information with you about recent findings and studies on a diverse array of topics related to disabilities.