Nisonger Consumer Advisory Council
The Consumer Advisory Council (CAC) is a group mandated under the Developmental Disabilities Act to advise the Nisonger Center director and provide guidance and feedback in the development of the Center’s 5-Year Plan. Each year, the CAC also provides feedback on the implementation of the 5-Year Plan. The CAC advises and guides the general work of the Nisonger Center, and works with the Center to create and move towards a strategic vision. The CAC also serves as an informal bridge between the Nisonger Center and the community and university.
The Developmental Disabilities Act is the primary law supporting the states in enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Developmental Disabilities Act promotes inclusion and productivity within society, and ensures that these individuals participate in their community economically, politically, socially, culturally, religiously and educationally.
Superintendent, Franklin County Board of DD
Executive Director, Disability Rights Ohio
Director, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council
Director, Early Childhood Education, FCBDD
Advocate with lived experience
Director, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Founding CEO, Creative Housing, Inc.
Ilka K. Riddle , PhD
Director, University of Cincinnati UCEDD
Amy Shuman, PhD
Nisonger Center Staff
Clinical Research Assistant
Assistant to the Director
Fiscal Officer/Outreach and Engagement
Paula Rabidoux, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Director; LEND Director
Marc J. Tassé, PhD
Next CAC Meeting
April 27, 2021
Room 230 McCampbell Hall
3 pm – 4:30 pm
For more information, please email us at NisongerAdmin@osumc.edu