Self-Empowerment Comes to Ohio

Self-Empowerment Comes to OhioIn 2000, empowered by the self-advocacy national movement, the Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA) was established, adding its voice to the chorus of nearly 600 other national, state, and local organizations. The OSDA creates change that empowers people with disabilities to direct their lives.

OSDA provides training and resources in all 88 Ohio counties and taps resources available through the Center for Self-Determination. Launched in 2000, the center operates as the primary clearinghouse, training, and technical assistance source on self-determination in the United States and other countries. The center is devoted to working within the public and private sector to move power and authority over resources directly to individuals with disabilities, families, and allies.