of Practice

The National Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families is an effort to develop systems of support for families throughout the lifespan of their family member with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The Ohio Community of Practice for Supporting Families is a place where people facilitating and engaging in CtLC can connect with others throughout the state. This CoP is unique in Ohio because it focuses on all families with a member with a disability, not just those who receive formal supports.

Follow Along with Ohio’s CoP Work

The Ohio Community of Practice for Supporting Families is a place where people facilitating and engaging in CtLC work  connect with other people engaged with CtLC  who support Ohioans with disabilities throughout the state.

Register today to learn more about what we’ve done in 2022 and where we’re moving in 2023!

2023 State CoP Dates

  • January 25, 2023
  • April 26, 2023
  • July 26, 2023
  • October 25, 2023


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Foundational Tools
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Life Domains
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Integrated Supports
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The Family Resource Network of Ohio

Portal for resources, services, trainings, and discussions built around LifeCourse framework and principles.

Autism Society of Central Ohio

Regional consultants recruit and train a network of care providers that advance access to care strategies alongside families and self-advocates.

The Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities

Project TREES focusses on supporting families in Ohio – Early Intervention.

YMCA of Central Ohio

Hosting integrated monthly playgroups, parents night out, and inclusive recreational opportunities.

Good Life Networks

Supporting intentional and purposeful social networks and friendships for people with developmental disabilities and families.

The Arc of Ohio

State-wide training for families, supporting a better understanding of waiver services and Family Choice models, gathering data on service gaps and trends