Welcome to the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities Website
A Message from Director John Martin
The Ohio Department of Medicaid and Department of Developmental Disabilities have formally responded to the Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) lawsuit.
Click the follow link to read Director John Martin's letter.
STABLE Accounts Now Available
Pipeline Weekly - June 7, 2016
Ohio leads the country by being the first to offer STABLE Accounts for eligible individuals living with disabilities. STABLE Accounts have similar features to normal bank accounts, but are also investment accounts, similar to 529 college savings accounts or 401(k) retirement accounts.
These specialized accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest money without losing eligibility for public programs, like Medicaid, SSI or SSDI.
STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act passed by Congress in 2014.
For more information: www.stableaccount.com
The Ohio DD Council’s Bidder’s Conference is Coming in August!
Are you interested in applying for a DD Council grant? If so, register for one of two Bidder’s Conferences to be held in Columbus and Byesville Ohio.
To register and learn more about the grants, please go to the following link:
The deadline is July 22, 2016. So register today!!
The Ability Center - Third Annual Ohio day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair
September 24, 2016
Free event for people with disabilities and disabled veterans!
All ages welcome!
For more details, download the following flyer: