Resources 2016-10-27T13:48:41+00:00

General Resources

Resource Web Link Phone Description
Provider Guide Plus providerguideplus.com n/a Your guide to DD providers in Ohio. A resource that provides information about services and offers a way to view and share information with and from others, including provider reviews.
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities www.dodd.ohio.gov (877) 646-6733 The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) oversees a statewide system of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
Social Security Administration www.socialsecurity.gov (800) 772-1213 The SSDI program pays benefits to adults who have a disability that began before they became 22-years-old.
Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities www.cuyahogabdd.org (216) 736-2673 Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities’s mission is to support and empower people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community.
Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities, aka Murray Ridge www.murrayridgecenter.org (440) 329-3734 For more than 40 years, the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities, more commonly known as Murray Ridge Center, has been providing lifelong services for Lorain County citizens with developmental disabilities.
Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities www.summitdd.org (330) 634-8000 Summit DD connects people with disabilities to supports that empowers each individual to contribute to their own success and to that of their community.
Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (The Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center) www.geaugadd.org  (440) 729-9406 The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, known as The Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center, was founded in 1966 to provide services and supports to individuals in Geauga County who have developmental disabilities.
Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities www.lakebdd.org (440) 350-5100 Lake County Board of DD provides a wide range of services for individuals with disabilities.
Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities www.pcbmrdd.org (330) 678-7559 Portgate County Board of DD’s mission is to assist individuals in developing their abilities to achieve a life as active members of our community.
Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services http://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us (216) 987-7000 Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services promotes economic self-sufficiency and personal responsibility for families by providing a broad range of quality services.
Cuyahoga County Probate Court http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us (216) 443-8895 Can help determine the guardianship of an individual who has developmental disabilities.
 The Arc of Ohio  www.thearcofohio.org  (614) 487-4720  Advancing the rights of Ohio Citizens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
People First of Ohio www.peoplefirstohio.org (740) 397-6100 People First of Ohio helps to set up local chapters of people with disabilities who are self-advocates. The chapters focus on helping others with disabilities become self-advocates. Local Chapters work mostly on local issues.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities www.ood.ohio.gov (614) 438-1200 Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence. They also make determinations on Social Security disability.
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) www.ancor.org ANCOR is the advocate and resource for private community providers of services to people who have disabilities.

Disability Specific

Resource Web Link Phone Description
Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org (888) 288-4762 Autism Speaks’ goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder.
Autism Society www.autism-society.org (800) 328-8476 The Autism Society is the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. They work to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues about people across the spectrum, advocate for appropriate services for individuals of every age, and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.
Epilepsy Foundation www.epilepsyfoundation.org (800) 332-1000 To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Fragile X of Ohio www.fragilexohio.org  A support group for families affected by Fragile X Syndrome
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) www.ocali.org (800) 886-2254 Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.
The Up side of Downs www.theupsideofdowns.org (216) 447-8763
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