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Our Mission

To support County Boards of Developmental Disabilities in providing services and supports to people with developmental disabilities.

Our Address

73 East Wilson Bridge Rd
Suite B1
Worthington, Ohio 43085

Federal Advocacy

US Capitol Building
The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. / Photo: File image.

OACB routinely engages with members of Ohio's congressional delegation, key national stakeholder organizations, and various federal agency officials on behalf of Ohio's DD support system.  By speaking with one unified voice, Ohio's county boards of DD can ensure that our state is well-represented on issues of national significance and guarantee that people with developmental disabilities have a strong advocate in our nation's capital.

Federal Legislation

OACB is actively monitoring several pieces of legislation that could affect county boards of developmental disabilities and the people with developmental disabilities they serve.  Where necessary, OACB is engaging directly with lawmakers and their legislative staff in order to ensure the voice of county boards is heard.  For a complete list of bills currently on OACB's radar, please contact Joe Russell at or 614-431-0616 ext. 7986.

Administrative Rules

OACB carefully monitors and reports on federal rules from various federal bodies, including: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and others.  For a complete list of rules upon which OACB is actively engaged, please contact Joe Russell at or 614-431-0616 ext. 7986.


Systems Transformation Resources

As a service to members, OACB has created a central location for members to download reference information about changes to CMS Rules on HCBS Services and issues surrounding the topic of conflict-free case management.  If you have a document or know of a document that should be included here for members to reference, please do not hesitate to send it via email to  


Reference Materials

Ohio's Transition Plan

  • State of Ohio Transition Plan - Final Draft (March 13, 2015) - Download PDF

OACB Positions on CMS Transition Plan and Conflict Free Case Management

  • OACB Response to Ohio's Draft Transition Plan (January 23, 2015) - Download PDF
  • OACB Board of Trustees Position on Systems Transformation (January 21, 2015) - Download PDF

CMS response to DODD transition plan

  • DODD presentation on CMS' response to the State of Ohio's proposed transition plan (June  23, 2015) - Download PDF


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