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May 14, 2020

New AACs report highlights effects of pandemic on I/DD community

In April, the Adult Advocacy Centers sent out a survey to assess just how much the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting...
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May 1, 2020

Adult Advocacy Centers hope to empower I/DD community with new safety planning guidebooks

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today the Adult Advocacy Centers are releasing two tools meant to help people with developmental and intellectual...
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April 30, 2020

Pattern for mask with clear window panel now available

Early in April, college student Ashley Lawrence made national news when she designed a face mask with a clear panel...
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April 24, 2020

Support our neighbors at Ohio’s developmental centers

For more than a month, residents of Ohio's eight developmental centers (DCs) have not been able to have visitors or...
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April 10, 2020

AACs ready to help Ohio agencies by offering crime victims’ services

The Adult Advocacy Centers have heard from our partners in crime victims’ services that COVID-19-related staff shortages are making it...
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April 2, 2020

Fulfill a neighbor’s need with our Wish List project

Social distancing is a critical part of slowing the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to keep all Ohioans safe, the state made...
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March 20, 2020

A Resource Guide for Ohioans with Disabilities: How To Stay Healthy and Safe During the Coronavirus

On March 9, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine declared a State of Emergency for Ohio due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). All...
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March 9, 2020

New AAC resources explain multi-disciplinary teams and common acronyms

Five new publications from the Adult Advocacy Centers provide additional information about our agency's important work. Four of the documents...
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February 21, 2020

New Prosecutor’s Guide provides practical help for prosecuting crimes against people with disabilities

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Today the Adult Advocacy Centers (AACs) are proud to release a new publication, Prosecutor’s Guide for Crimes Involving...
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February 9, 2020

Now Hiring: Director of Outreach & Community Supports

Position Title: Director of Outreach & Community Supports Location: TBD Reports to: AACs Executive Director Employment Status: Full-time FLSA: Exempt...
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January 15, 2020

The AACs and UD to host experts Russell and Myra Strand

Join the Adult Advocacy Centers and the University of Dayton as we welcome international speaker Russell Strand and trauma expert...
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December 17, 2019

AACs invited to present at mental health conference in Paris

The Adult Advocacy Centers have received an invitation to present at the 2nd World Mental Health Congress in Paris, France,...
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December 4, 2019

Adult Advocacy Centers to present at three international conferences

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Adult Advocacy Centers (AACs) have been invited to present their groundbreaking model to international audiences at...
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November 19, 2019 / Press Releases, Reports

New survey of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities outlines critical need for services for victims of crime with disabilities

Today, Ohio’s newly formed Adult Advocacy Centers (AACs) have released a report that outlines the critical need for services, supports and protocols to help victims of crime with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the state. The report, entitled Needs Assessment 2019, summarizes a survey the AACs sent to 88 county boards of developmental disabilities over the summer, asking about crime victims and the services currently provided to adults with I/DD in their area. A total of 35 surveys were returned, representing all regions of the state.
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