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News / OACB files motion to intervene as defendant in DRO lawsuit (Ball v. Kasich)

On November 29, 2016, the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD (OACB) filed a Motion to Intervene as Defendant in Ball v. Kasich, a proposed class-action lawsuit currently before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The purpose of this motion is to request that the court permit OACB to formally join the lawsuit as a named party and to act in future proceedings as the single legal representative of Ohio’s 88 county boards of developmental disabilities..

Click here to download an FAQ document about OACB's filing in the Ball v. Kasich lawsuit

This action was unanimously approved by the OACB Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on October 10, 2016. The board’s action was taken at the recommendation of a special committee the trustees had empaneled for this exclusive purpose. A copy of the filing can be downloaded at For up-to-date information on Ball v. Kasich, go to

Events / OACB 33rd Annual Convention: Photos and information for attendees

OACB would like to thank the many attendees, speakers, vendors, and sponsors who helped make our Annual Convention (held November 30 to December 2 in Columbus) a success! The second day of the conference set a record for single-day attendance, and we are grateful for the members and guests who joined us for this important event.

Photos from each day of the event can be found on OACB's Facebook page at Continuing professional development units (CPDUs) will be emailed to convention attendees as soon as they have been approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Session presentations and recordings will be posted as they become available in MemberConnect, the OACB member services portal, at


JCBDD honors Charles Joyce (photo)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities honored longtime member Charles Joyce, center, who completed his third and final term at the More>>
GCBDD hosts monthly series
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The January School to Adult Life Transition (SALT), will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities, More>>
Lame duck legislation receives final actions from Gov. Kasich, including vetoes
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
As detailed in the December 14 issue of PolicyBrief, the Ohio General Assembly passed a large number of bills in the final “lame duck” More>>
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Upcoming Events

2017 DD Awareness and Advocacy Day
Date: March 8, 2017
DD Advocacy and Awareness Day is an annual event taking place at the Ohio Statehouse designed to More>>
OSCB 2017 Winter Conference
Date: March 9, 2017
SAVE THE DATE! The winter conference of the Ohio Superintendents of County Boards of Developmental More>>
2017 Business Manager Spring Training
Date: March 15 - 16, 2017
Cost: Free Business managers of county boards of developmental disabilities will gather in More>>
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