Family Outreach and Communication Grant
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) has a new grant opportunity available. DODD is requesting proposals for the Family Outreach and Communication Grant.
More than 90,000 Ohioans access services by working with their county board of developmental disabilities, direct support professionals, and provider agencies for the support they need to live the life they want. DODD recognizes the importance of families in supporting people to live, work and play in their communities.
The goal of this project is to engage a group of up to five (5) CBDDs or Councils of Government (COG) across Ohio and their core teams of diverse stakeholders. The core team must include the following: a county board certified support services adminstrator, person who receives an adult day or employment service, a family representative, county board and/or COG leadership, and DODD certified adult day or vocational habilitation provider. This group will be tasked with developing outreach and communication plans to the families they serve.
This group will receive training in utilizing Charting the LifeCourse framework, set benchmarks for outcome measurement and develop plans for improving outreach and communication to families of the people they serve.
Technology Ambassador Project
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) has a new grant opportunity available. DODD is requesting proposals for the Technology Ambassador Project.
Many Ohioans with developmental disabilities encounter obstacles in daily tasks and activities, as well as accessing education and jobs. Technology can aid people to overcome these barriers and help them live fuller lives. The purpose of this project is to increase information and resources around technology for individuals with developmental disabilities through the development of a Technology First- Tech Ambassador network.
Tech Ambassadors are individuals with disabilities throughout the state who will promote supportive technology by talking about their personal experiences using supportive technology in their home and community environments. Tech Ambassadors will be required to complete in person peer mentoring sessions across the state and work with DODD to increase supportive technology resources.