Ohio Kicks Off Family Advisory Council

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) kicked off the first meeting of the Family Advisory Council (FAC).  DODD Director John Martin kicked off the meeting and Deputy Director Lori Horvath noted, “Our priority is to make sure we help providers get ready for the new rules and the new service environment.

There truly will be more options for individuals to connect with their communities, and CMS is clearly focused on people with developmental disabilities having a variety of life experiences that are outcome-based, not facility-based.”

In addition, the meeting included information presented by providers from around the state regarding employment services and day services, as well as a discussion on improved engagement for families in Ohio’s DD service system.