The Voiceless Are Heard

1976

The work across the country by advocacy groups, families, federal, state, and local governments was beginning to dramatically shift the landscape for people with developmental disabilities. Children with developmental disabilities were moving into the public school system, and a self-advocacy movement was beginning to develop. In 1976, while the operating budget for the Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities…

Finding A Home in the Community

2017

In 1977, the Ohio General Assembly established that people with developmental disabilities have the right to live in the community. Through legislation, residential facilities for up to eight persons were permitted to operate in residential areas, and facilities for nine to 16 persons were permitted in multi-family areas. In that same year, a licensure system for residential facilities was established…