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 providers without sufficient staff to fill vacant positions. Ohio is now a “Technology First” state and the grants offer to advance this mandate by harnessing the benefits of technology to mitigate the workforce crisis and promote independence among individuals with developmental disabilities. “We look forward to partnering with these eight county boards and COGs in growing the use of technology with people with developmental disabilities around Ohio,” said Dr. Marc J. Tassé, Director of the Ohio State University Nisonger Center.

You can read the entire announcement, including which counties were awarded these grants, by following the link below and selecting the Grants tab. Happy #TechTuesday!