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informDD July 2016

In this summer issue of informDD, Superintendent Trunk updates our journey forward, we introduce you to our new ombudsman, and we connect you to a new statewide online community. Plus much more!


Virtual Community Launches to Encourage Dialog and Collaboration

loop-lgYou spoke and the state listened. That’s why on Monday, July 11, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) launched a new virtual community. The site, called Loop Ohio, is meant to help individuals with disabilities and their families learn more about system changes and encourage dialog. Loop Ohio is user-friendly and features message boards, webinars and mentors to help answer questions.

According to the site, the space is “…a platform for community members and professionals to share ideas and resources, solve problems, break down barriers, connect across distance, and engage in ongoing learning.” And the community appears to be catching on with its audience, as there are already dozens of conversations and events available on the site.

Start exploring

The new virtual community is simple and free to use. Simply click Register in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. After that, you can start exploring or engaging with others on a variety of topics.  There are new conversations and online events being added daily! Above all, it’s a great resource to learn more about Ohio’s disabilities system and get connected with others.

To learn more or to register, visit

informDD June 2016

In this issue of informDD, Summit DD gives back to the community, a local father shares his story, the Agency expands a youth jobs program, and we talk about the power of parents connecting.


Summit DD Expands Job Program to Youth with Disabilities

Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board, or Summit DD, has partnered with the Summit County Department of Job and Family Services to bring summer youth employment to residents of Summit County with developmental disabilities and other special needs. Read More ›

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