GENERAL RESOURCES

County Board of Developmental Disabilities


Individuals who were under the age of 22 at the time of injury may qualify for services through their County Board of Developmental Disabilities.


http://dodd.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx

http://dodd.ohio.gov/CountyBoards/CNT/Pages/default.aspx


Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Provides vocational services to individuals who qualify as having a disability. Services are offered through your county of residence. 


www.ood.ohio.gov


Area Agency on Aging 


The Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a), a nonprofit organization, is a statewide network of agencies that provide services for older adults, their families and caregivers, as well as advocate on their behalf. The Association addresses issues that have an impact on the aging network, provides services to members, and serves as a collective voice for Ohio’s Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs).


State website:   http://www.ohioaging.org

Regional office:   http://www.directionhomeakroncanton.org/

OR    http://www.dhad.org/


Disability Rights


Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.  If you think your right have been violated, or if you are unsure, give them a call!


http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/sites/default/themes/disabilityrightsohio/dro/index.html


Driving


Driving is a complex skill that requires visual, motor, and cognitive information to be processed and integrated very quickly. Occupational Therapists can evaluate the skills needed for driving, and help survivors understand the impairments that may delay a return to the role of driving. Ask your occupational therapist to address driving! Occupational Therapists can help you decide when and if you need to see a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS).  


Contact Rehab Educators at www.therapyinakron.com   For more information about resources in our area.


Sports and Recreation


Edwin Shaw Back to Recreation Program – http://www.akrongeneral.org

Adaptive Sports – http://adaptivesportsohio.org/

Boston Mills and Brandywine Adaptive Skiing- 

 http://www.3trackers.org/adaptive_skiing.htm

Find Your County Board

To find your county Board of Developmental Disabilities contact information.   Click below, then on a county in the map or select one from the list to see contacts at that county's Board of Developmental Disabilities.