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. Our new offering, the Family Resource Network of Ohio (FRNO), is designed to serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families across Ohio by providing an online community forum, a large interactive resource database and an event calendar, all available at In addition, FRNO offers in-person training in the LifeCourse Framework, which teaches strategies for achieving goals and improving quality of life.

This website is unique in that it allows families to search our database to find resources as well as add other resources that they have found useful. It also provides your organization with the opportunity to list your services and engage with the community.

If you would like additional information and resources to help you promote to those you serve, please click the link below. You’ll find branded images, logos, suggested social media posts and information regarding the LifeCourse framework.

If you have questions about Family Resource Network of Ohio, please contact Melane Barlow at