The Charting the LifeCourse framework was developed by families to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find, or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. In Ohio, families and agencies began using Charting the LifeCourse in 2017 and began creating a vision for supported families. The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce Office for Exceptional Children has joined as a partner in this work by training and supporting Charting the LifeCourse ambassadors across the state, building internal capacity within the Department of Education, and intentionally making connections across agencies, organizations, and spaces to support families in utilizing this framework and tools to create their good life.



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CtLC Education News and Events

DODD Family Caregiver Survey

May 16th, 2023|

  The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is conducting an online survey to gain feedback from family/guardian caregivers. The goal is to hear about the different ways families/guardians are impacted by caregiving. Family members have the choice of completing the survey online or by phone. Either way, in order to participate, follow the QR code on the flyer or use this link: to request a [...]

TECHSUMMIT 2023: Save the Date!

March 22nd, 2023|

When: August 11, 2023 Where: Marriott Columbus OSU | 3100 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202 What: hear from families, engage with experts, and explore technology solutions! Keynote Presentation: Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L FAOTA, Virginia Commonwealth University

Building Bridges for Adults with ID/DD and MHD

March 22nd, 2023|

BUILDING BRIDGES: A project to make services and supports better for adults with ID/DD and mental health disabilities (MHD). The Ohio State University Nisonger Center is working to address training needs related to mental health treatment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). • First, we will study current mental health treatment for adults with ID/DD in Ohio and find training needs. • Second, we [...]

Clinical Trial: Investigating a Treatment Option for Patients Experiencing Prolonged Seizures

September 1st, 2022|

There will be a clinical study occurring at the University of Cincinnati Emergency Department to explore an investigational treatment option for patients who experience prolonged life-threatening seizures. Due to the fact that these patients will be in an emergent situation upon presentation to the emergency department, we are consulting the community to engage, educate, and receive as much feedback as possible, prior to rollout. Anyone interested [...]