ADA25 Columbus Celebration, July 22-23, 2015

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA at the Columbus Commons and Columbus State Community College in downtown Columbus!

Wednesday, July 22nd at Columbus State Community College:

Free Community Reception Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act from 5pm-9pm
Keynote Address from Andrew Imparato, Exectutive Director of AUCD
Musical entertainment from Blue Spectrum
Registration is required for this free event. Register here.

Thursday, July 23rd in the Columbus Commons

Disability-Related vendors and organizations, including the Ohio Disability and Health Program, from 11am – 2pm
The ADA Legacy Bus Tour bus stop
Wheelchair Scooter Maintenance Provided Onsite
Accessible Cab on Display
Grab lunch at one of Columbus’ Food Trucks

For More Information, visit ADA25Columbus.com, or e-mail ADA25Columbus@gmail.com

ADA Social Media Toolkit

The Administration for Community Living has created a social media toolkit to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The toolkit includes tweets using the hashtag #DgovADA25, Facebook posts, social media graphics, and blog posts.

If you would live to be involved in commemorating the ADA, share and re-tweet the items on the various modes of social media.

View the toolkit here

Veiw the blog here

New Smoking Cessation Resources for People with Disabilities

The Ohio Department of Health's Tobacco Program has created smoking cessation materials for people with disabilities (PWD), including 2 Posters promoting the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line and 1 Brochure that includes information about the benefits of quitting smoking for PWD and tips to help caregivers, physicians, healthcare staff and other direct service providers encourage smoking cessation among the PWD they serve. These materials are appropriate for distribution or display at any facility or organization that serves PWD in Ohio. All materials are provided free of charge. Please considering ordering materials for your organization.  To order, please fill out the Fillable Order Form (PDF) and e-mail directly to the Ohio Department of Health at: tobaccoprevention@odh.ohio.gov

You can also download PDFs of the materials on our Health Promotion Resources Page (nisonger.osu.edu/odhp/resources/healthpromotion)


 1. A young boy is pictured with his brother, smiling; 2. A man is pictured walking in a mall with his service animal; 3. A young girl is pictured with her wheelchair; 4. A smiling youg woman; 5. A woman using American Sign Language (ASL).


Who is ODHP?

The Ohio Disability and Health Program (ODHP) is a grant-funded state program with the goals to promote health, improve emergency preparedness, and increase access to care for Ohioans with disabilities. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ODHP will:

  • Develop and enhance program infrastructure and capacity
  • Improve state level health surveillance and monitoring activities
  • Increase awareness of health-related disability policy initiatives
  • Increase health promotion opportunities for people with disabilities to maximize health
  • Improve access to health care for people with disabilities
  • Improve emergency preparedness among people with disabilities
  • Effectively monitor and evaluate program activities

ODHP serves as a resource to the state and is well positioned to provide Technical Assistance related to disability and health for businesses, organizations, and people with disabilities in Ohio.

ODHP is a partnership amongst the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the two Ohio UCEDDs (University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disability) at the Ohio State University Nisonger Center and the University of Cincinnati (UC UCEDD), and the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC). Another key collaborator for this program is the disability community; a Disability Community Planning Group (DCPG) has been formed to guide and assist in program activities.

Click here for the Emergency Management Be-Prepared Kit!

    Ohio Disability and Health Program on Facebook

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