Links of Interest

Adult Day Services at River Crossings, operated by Josina Lott Residential & Community Services

Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

American Association on Intellectual Disabilities  (formerly AAMR — American Association on Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities.

American Disability Association is meeting the informational needs of Americans from Uruguay to Alaska with diverse disabilities.

Anne Grady Center  is a non-profit residential facility for adults with developmental disabilities

Arc   contains position papers, background information, and links to other sites including the U.S. Department of Education.

Arc of Lucas County  provides support and education for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Arc of Ohio contains timely information on federal and state legislation that affects our children and all people with disabilities.

Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH)  is an international leader in disability advocacy. Founded in 1975, TASH advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs – those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization.

Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (ASNO) is an Advocacy, Support and Education organization that promotes optimal life experiences as freely defined by individuals with autism and their families

Bittersweet Farms  is where men and women with autism live together as partners with staff to live, learn, work and grow.

Brain Injury Association works to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. 

Center for Self-Determination   has discussions on how the principles of self-determination can help all persons create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities.

Camp Courageous in Whitehouse, Ohio fosters socialization, independence and a better quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and others in the community through outdoor recreational experiences for all.

Champaign Residential Services, a not-for-profit provider of DD and other community services including Adult Day Service options.

Community Residential Services is a non-profit organization providing an array of personal assistance and skill development services.

Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

Disabilities Rights Ohio, formerly Ohio Legal Rights Services, is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo works to increase the public’s awareness and understanding by educating the public, professionals and community regarding the abilities of people with Down syndrome not their disabilities.

Epilepsy Center is a non-profit organization celebrating 25 years of dedication to providing resources for better living. 

Gray Family Homes  provides residential supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities

Josina Lott Residential & Community Services – a safe environment where individuals can build self-esteem, become independent and integrate into the community.

Lott Industries – providing employment opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities.

Luther Home of Mercy is a non-profit agency which offers a residential campus, supported living, and three community adult day support sites.

National Association for the Mentally Ill of Greater Toledo (NAMI) promotes wellness for individuals and family members who are living with mental health issues and illness through dedicated support, education and advocacy in the greater Toledo area.

Nisonger Center at the Ohio State University  was founded in 1966, among the first group of federally funded University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Ohio Association of County Boards of DD working to ensure the availability of programs, services, and supports that assist eligible individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities in choosing and achieving a life of increasing capability such that they can live, work, and play in the community.

 Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities

Ohio Department of  Developmental Disabilities   has a wealth of information including the latest news and reports.

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council   is a planning and advocacy body committed to community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities. 

Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) a non-profit organization, which represents community-based providers of services to individuals with MR/DD.

Ohio Public Images  is where you will find OPI’s catalog of awareness materials, support materials to help with public awareness and media campaigns, plus information about the annual media awards program. Ohio Public Images is an Ohio not-for-profit corporation.

Ohio Rehabilitation Association is a Chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA), is a member organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for rehabilitation professionals, and others in the field of rehabilitation, through knowledge and diversity.

Ohio Special Olympics is a nonprofit program of sports training and competition for individuals with mental retardation.

PAR Established in 1968, PAR is an association for individuals working in the field of mental retardation and developmental disabilities in Ohio.

Partners for Inclusion  is a website that discusses the activities of this Toledo-based club supporting persons with developmental disabilities.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio provides extensive support services for families and people with PWS.

Precious Places Adult Day Services – Providing goal directed activities and services to individuals with special needs in an effort to enhance their overall quality of life.

Preferred Properties – the not-for-profit housing development and property management company in Lucas County specializing in the development of affordable and accessible housing opportunities

RMS – Provides long term care to persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities/supported living

Shared Lives Studio – where artists with developmental disabilities create,exhibit and sell their art.

Sunshine, Inc. has information about residential services, job opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and donation opportunities. Also listed is information about special events, such as the annual bazaar and quilt auction.

Triad Residential Solutions– residential supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities.

Williams Syndrome Association is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome as well as doctors, researchers and educators.