In collaboration with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center awarded eight $20,000 grants to Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and Councils of Governments. Each grant aims to support initiatives to expand remote support availability in Ohio. The ongoing workforce crisis often leaves County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and [...]
The Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education (the Alliance) and the Ohio Disability and Health Program have partnered to improve the disability training that health care students receive. We asked for the help of medical professionals, educators, and people who live and/or work with disability to help us refine a draft set of disability competencies [...]
Today, Governor Kasich signed an Executive Order to make Ohio a Technology First state! Modeled after Employment First, a Technology First state is dedicated to the adoption and promotion of technology options that may be used to better someone’s life. You may see the full press conference on Facebook or view the Executive Order here. [...]
Nisonger Early Learning Program Recognized as a Quality Learning and Development Program COLUMBUS, OH - In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, the Nisonger Early Learning Program has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio. Step Up To [...]
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 [...]
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
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
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).