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SAVE THE DATE! Nisonger Institute 2018: The Direct Support Workforce: A crisis or serious systems flaw?

Join us at the Fawcett Center on May 25th with Amy Hewitt PhD, FAAIDD For nearly 30 years turnover rates have been about 50% and vacancy rates about 5% in community services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For nearly 30 years we have been calling this a crisis. It's more than [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|

Nisonger Center 2018 In’Sights’ Photography Contest kick off!

From January 15th to March 31st, 2018 - submit your photos of individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities participating in everyday activities for your chance to win up to $500!  CLICK HERE for additional information and GOOD LUCK! Nisonger In'Sights' 2018 - Individuals in Everyday Activities

By | January 15th, 2018|

LEND Program Accepting Applications

The Nisonger LEND program is currently accepting applications for 2018 – 2019. Interested graduate, family and self-advocate candidates are encouraged to visit our website: http://nisonger.osu.edu/education-training/lend/apply-lend-program/ If you have questions please email Lindsay.Seidl@osumc.edu

By | January 5th, 2018|

Health and Welfare Alert

Ohio Administrative Code 5123:2-17-02 requires all developmental disabilities employees to review Health and Welfare Alerts released by the department as part of annual training. All previous alerts are listed on the department’s website. Click here for more information(PDF).

By | December 21st, 2017|

How do you use technology? A survey for families.

You are invited to complete a survey, as a part of a research study conducted by The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The survey is for family members and is about remote supports (also known as remote monitoring). Your answers are helpful, even if you have [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|

Nisonger Center Director Marc J. Tassé provides testimony on HB332, which proposes to end disability-based discrimination in transplant care and organ donation.

House Bill 332 10.9.17 - TESTIMONY from NISONGER CENTER

By | October 13th, 2017|

STUDY: INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES EXPERIENCE HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a new study, researchers with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Nisonger Center found significant disparities between individuals with and without developmental disabilities in health status, health care quality, utilization, access to care and unmet healthcare needs. A telephone survey of 42,876 adults and 10,122 proxy interviews [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|

NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN begins September 5th, 2017

Beginning September 5th, 2017 through 2019, portions of Cannon Drive between 12th Avenue and Medical Center Drive will be closed. Traffic routes to your destination may be impacted, so please allow extra time when traveling to the the Medical Center campus, including McCampbell Hall. Maps, directions and additional information can be found at https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/locations-and-parking/mccampbell-hall. In [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|

Nisonger Center receives $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living and Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities awarded a $2.7-million, 5-year grant to The Ohio State University Nisonger Center at Wexner Medical Center.  The grant will support direct services to children and adults presenting with a wide range of conditions [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|

THIS JUST IN! Family Resource Network of Ohio

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center (in partnership with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, and The University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities); has developed a new resource that we think will be a helpful tool for many of the individuals and families that your organization serves. [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|
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