Advocacy & Representation

Stay informed. Share your ideas. Be heard. 

OPRA works with its Members and policymakers to shape Ohio’s service system so that individuals with DD can lead increasingly independent, productive, and integrated lives.


Community Connections Career Partnership (Ohio)

An innovatitve partnership between OPRA and the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) to teach the DSPaths curriculum to high school students.

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ProviderGuide Plus

A new easy-to-use online tool developed by OPRA, the Ohio Association of County Boards, and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families find, select and anonymously review service providers.

Click here to learn to vist ProviderGuide Plus.


Welcome to OPRA

To support and provide advocacy for community-based service providers to ensure the availability of programs, services and funding adequate to support and assist individuals with developmental disabilities as they strive to achieve a life of increasing independence, productivity and integration. Workforce Recruitment

In an effort to address Ohio’s developmental disabilities system’s workforce crisis, OPRA has launched is a statewide DSP recruitment effort that combines data-driven, targeted DSP branding and recruitment advertising with an on-line direct link that connects potential employees with provider employers. For more information on participating in DSP recruitment, visit

Upcoming Events

More Events

  • December 13 2018

    Program Directors Committee Meeting

  • December 17 2018

    Policy Committee Meeting

  • December 19 2018

    CEO Training

    Speaker Info: Kelly Ferenbaugh, Person-Centered Practices Facilitator, DODD Scott Phillips, Assistant Deputy Director, MUI Registry...