Director's Corner

The Ohio Provider Resource Association has launched a campaign and recruitment effort -- DSPOhio -- to address a critical need for more direct service providers (DSP) in the developmental disabilities field. The new career site seeks to fill some of the thousands of open DSP positions.

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“The jobs could be working in a family’s home, helping that family support their son or daughter at home,” Director John Martin told Good Day Columbus.

“It could be in a small group home, or it could be in a large facility," he said. "We have lots of different opportunities around the state for jobs in this particular industry.”

WATCH Director Martin explain the new career website. LISTEN to the director, who also discussed the effort with Cumulus-Toledo radio.

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Department  Budgets
HB49Developmental Disabilities Biennial Budget FY2018-19, invests $65 million in new dollars for Ohioans with developmental disabilities over the next two fiscal years. 

Read Director Martin's budget testimony.

HB 483, Developmental Disabilities Mid-Biennium Review Bill (2016), improved continuity of care for children as they grow older by making DODD the lead agency for the Early Intervention program and made it easier for direct care staff to tend to people's medical needs, among other initiatives.

Read Director Martin's MBR budget testimony.

HB 64, Developmental Disabilities Biennial Budget FY2016-17, invested $286 million in Ohioans with developmental disabilities. The largest one-time investment in the system increased opportunities for people to live and work the community. It added 3,000 new waivers, and allowed for a much-deserved wage increase for direct care staff.​

In The News
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Ohio's CMS Transition Plan
Learn how Ohio is transitioning so people using waiver-funded home and community-based services and settings can fully access life in their communities. READ MORE

Ball vs. Kasich
Aug. 18, the State of Ohio filed a brief in opposition to certifying the lawsuit brought forward by Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) as a class action lawsuit. READ MORE

Director's Biography
Learn about Director John Martin's experience in the developmental disability field.

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