Buddy Up Tennis

Buddy Up Tennis exists to serve individuals with Down syndrome in an enjoyable and supportive environment, by providing an opportunity to learn and play tennis, in order to impact athletic, social, and emotional development.

Buddy Up Tennis provides an enjoyable supportive environment where Athletes can learn to play tennis while engaging in activities in order to improve their athletic, social and emotional development with one on one attention from their Buddies. Athletes belong to a team, have the opportunity to progress throughout the program, foster friendships, build confidence, and so much more.  These are life skills that are valuable both on and off the courts.

The Arc

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Choosing Hope Adoptions

Adoption is a redemptive response to a crisis. It is filled with ups and downs, unimaginable heartache, love, and joy. All entities in the adoption triad, Birth Parents, Adoptive Parents, and the child(ren) have unique needs, experiences, and hopes as the enter into the adoption journey.

Choosing Hope Adoptions desires to come along side all entities in the adoption triad and serve them with honor, and point them towards Jesus. We strive to provide a high level of programs and services, support, compassion, and adoption education. Adoption is a relational ministry and shouldn’t feel transactional to those involved. It is our hope that the relationships we build with our clients are life long and infused with hope.

Choosing Hope Adoptions is a full service licensed non-profit adoption agency serving all of Ohio.

National Down Syndrome Adoption Network

The mission of the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network is to ensure that every child born with Down syndrome has the opportunity to grow up in a loving family.

National Down Syndrome Congress

We are the people who believe in our kids, demand their rights and get them affirmed. We are the community who supports them in all they do from infancy to adulthood. We are also people with Down syndrome, working together for a better future.

The mission of the National Down Syndrome Congress is to provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.

The vision of the NDSC is a world with equal rights and opportunities for people with Down syndrome.

Natioanl Down Syndrome Society

The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities.

YMCA Camp Campbell Gard

Since 1926, YMCA Camp Campbell Gard has been dedicated to “Character Through Camping.” Camp Campbell Gard has provided thousands of campers with an unforgettable experience that includes adventure, fun and friendship! 

Our summer camp offers outstanding programs which encourage campers to grow in spirit, mind, and body. We offer a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor activities including but not limited to; horseback riding, mountain biking, high and low ropes courses, sports, swimming, creative arts, zip lining, archery, canoeing and so much more.

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cinccinati

The DSAGC is a 501C-3 non-profit organization established in 1981 with a history of responding to the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome.

The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.

Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities supports 3,600 people to live, work and learn successfully in their community. Supports and services are available life-long through contracts with partner agencies or directly provided by our Board.

Much of what the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities does goes beyond the walls of its facilities and takes place in the community. The Board's supports are geared toward the philosophy of person-centered thinking, which places the individual at the center of decisions made about the services they receive. The Board is committed to helping people determine their dreams and helping to make those dreams come true.

Best Buddies Online

Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant international organization that has grown from one original chapter at Georgetown University to more than 2,300 chapters worldwide, positively impacting the lives of over 1.1 million people with and without IDD. 

Good Life Networks

Good life Networks (GLN) exists so that our friends and loved ones who have disabilities can have lasting connections and friendships. People involved with Good Life Networks know that a usual life-experience for people with disabilities is lonely and isolating. We don’t want that for our friends and family members. We want “the good life,” which, for us, is characterized by a rich array of relationships and the chance to make a contribution to others.

Stepping Stones Ohio

Since 1963, Stepping Stones has been helping people with disabilities find pathways to independence that will improve their lives and enable them to be more fully participating members of their communities.

Marjorie Book

Marjorie Book Continuing Education brings teenagers and adults with and without disabilities together for continuing education classes, service learning projects and theatrical productions. Marjorie Book believes that teenagers and adults of various abilities can benefit from coming together for activities of common interest and sharing their gifts and strengths.

InsideOut Studio is supported by a partnership with the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Easter seals Serving Greater Cincinnati. We provide an opportunity for artists with disabilities to produce, market, and receive an income from their art; while gaining confidence in their abilities.

As Ohio’s statewide advocacy leader for early care and education, Groundwork works to achieve a set of policy goals, the foremost of which is to serve all infants, toddlers, and preschoolers receiving Publicly Funded Child Care subsidies in high-quality settings with access to full-day, full-year programs to meet their families’ needs. 

A web-based program clinically proven to increase language, reading and social skills for people with Autism, Down Syndrome, Stroke and others.

STABLE Accounts give people with special needs more independence and financial security.

Founded in 2004 by three high school students-- Jason Toff, Jenni Newbury, and Josh Stein-- Camp PALS began as a small camp of 16 Campers and Counselors. The concept was simple - changing perspectives through relationships built on shared experiences. As Camp PALS has grown, so has the passion within each of our community members. Volunteers have stepped forward, building new programs in new areas to meet our growing need. The summer of 2018 will be our 15th, with eleven weeks of Camp across the country bringing together over 1,100 Campers and Counselors. Beyond our Camps, we create year-round opportunities for our alumni to get together through PALS Adventures and continue to connect with the Down syndrome community through the Congratulations Project.

I Can Shine provides excellent service, recognizing our participants, families, hosts and volunteers individual and collective needs.  As stewards of our special programs, we find joy in interactions and connections with every person we encounter. Become a part of this wonderful I Can program where you'll learn how to gain confidence riding a two wheel bike!

Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) are family-staffed organizations that assist families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them. F2F HICs provide support, information, resources, and training around health issues. F2F HICs are uniquely able to help families because they are staffed by family members who have first-hand experience navigating the maze of health care services and programs for CYSHCN.  This intimate understanding of the issues that families face makes F2F staff exceptionally qualified to help families navigate health systems and make informed decisions.

The Governor's Council on People with Disabilities consists of 21 members, the majority of whom must be people with disabilities. The members are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. The Chairperson is appointed by the Governor. No member may serve more than two terms.

The Council exists to:

  • Advise the Governor and General Assembly on statewide disability issues.

  • Educate and advocate for:

Partnerships at the local, state and national level;

Promotion of equality access and independence; and

Development of employment opportunities.

  • Promote the value of diversity, dignity and the quality of life for people with disabilities.

  • Be a catalyst to create systemic change to promote awareness of disability-related issues that will ultimately benefit all citizens of Ohio.

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