Connecting with OH Families

Connect with Ohio Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be add to the group first.

Accessibility & Recreation

Seeking your suggestions!

  • MDA Camp-
  • Recreation unlimited- Recreation Unlimited is the largest provider in the state of Ohio serving individuals with disabilities in sports, recreation, and education year-round. It is also a place where parents and families gain a respite from the 24/7 demands of caring for an individual with a disability or health concern.
  • Akron Rotary Camp- offers day, overnight, weekend, and respite-based summer camps and year-round programming.
  • Adaptive Sports Ohio- At Adaptive Sports Ohio, we remove barriers to ensure that individuals with physical disabilities have a chance to play, and utilize sports to elevate ability and empower futures.


Advocacy Agencies

  • Disability Rights Ohio
    50 W. Broad Street, Suite 1400
    Columbus, OH 43215-2999
    614-728-2553 TTY
    614-644-1888 FAX
    800-858-3542 TTY
    Contact information


Department of Education


Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)

  • Ohio Early Intervention
    Ohio Department of Health
    Debra Wright, Chief
    30 East Broad Street, 12th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215
    614-728-9163 FAX


Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)


PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)

  • OCECD (PTI-Early Childhood)
    Bank One Building
    165 West Center St., Suite 302
    Marion, OH 43302-3741
    740-382-5452 Voice & TDD
    740-383-6421 FAX
    Contact Information 


Health & Well-Being

  • Heathy Start and Healthy Families Medicaid programs
    Healthy Start is Ohio’s Children’s Health Insurance Program covering eligible children under age 19 based on family income and health insurance status (Different income requirements if child is insured).   Healthy Families covers eligible families with children under age 19 based on income and may require a co-pay.
    Programs information
    Program contacts and link to application
  • Medicaid for people with disabilities
    This program provides health insurance to eligible people with disabilities (As defined by the Social Security Administration) who meet financial requirements and meet other requirements.  Coverage may be available to workers with disabilities based on income and assets.
    Social Security definition of disability
    Ohio Medicaid information and link to application
  • Disability Benefits 101
    Provides tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits.
  • Children with Medical Handicaps
    The Children with Medical Handicaps Program (CMH) is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for children ages 0-21. CMH links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need.

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