News and Updates

The latest from LADD

December 21, 2020

Despite the world turning upside down, members of the LADD community kept achieving their goals, making a difference in their community and building their best lives.

December 21, 2020

After a year of searching for affordable housing in Cincinnati, a family from Tunisia finally found a home, thanks to help from LADD‘s SOAR Program. That’s one of many stories SOAR has been part of this year as the need for its services rose substantially during the pandemic.

December 18, 2020

“Each and every one of you embodies the meaning of this season – to love, care and sacrifice for one another, and that is worth celebrating.”

November 23, 2020

A special message, from us to you, for making LADD‘s Smart Living Pilot – the future of community living for adults with disabilities – possible.

November 23, 2020

The holidays mean a lot of different things to different people. This year, they will likely bring new challenges and experiences for our entire LADD community.

November 23, 2020

Xavier students spent their Community Action Day helping Jenny Crowe expand and enhance her gardening program.

November 11, 2020

Cincinnati Magazine featured LADD‘s efforts to pivot during the pandemic with our Brighter Days Box deliveries and virtual programs.

October 27, 2020

WVXU recently covered our Smart Living Pilot and why it’s a game-changer for adults with disabilities.

October 26, 2020

As a society, as we started to think about jobs for people with disabilities, careers have not always been in reach.

October 23, 2020

Congrats to LADD’s Hannah Eldridge, recognized by the National Association of Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals for pioneering new ways to support people with disabilities.

October 21, 2020

Groundbreaking pilot combines smart home technology and wearables to further independence and support thousands in need in Ohio.

September 30, 2020

“The answer to a lifelong prayer.” With the completion of the first cluster of houses in LADD’s Forever, Home initiative this year, the future of community living for adults with developmental disabilities is here.

September 30, 2020

Our Forever, Home initiative won the Cincinnati Business Courier award for its use of smart technology.

September 29, 2020

LADD’s Independent Resident Council ended the summer with some epic outdoor excursions.

September 25, 2020

LADD is working to ensure the voices of people with developmental disabilities are heard at the ballot box this November.

August 27, 2020

A healthy hobby to combat these stressful times is taking root at LADD.

August 26, 2020

Snail mail is back and more meaningful than ever. At LADD, it’s also a creative outlet for artists.

August 26, 2020

As a neurodiverse individual on the autism spectrum, Jason knows firsthand the challenges individuals face in finding supports that help them meet their needs and goals.

August 25, 2020

Participate in our Connected Community Contest and help us get back out in the community safely.

JuLY 22, 2020

As many celebrate Disability Pride this month, members of the LADD community share what they’re proud of.

JuLY 22, 2020

A reflection by Jason Harris, longtime friend of LADD, disability rights activist and founder of Jason’s Connection.

June 29, 2020

Using cutting-edge technology to support adults with developmental disabilities and provide a new model of community living.

June 26, 2020

When society shut down in March, Josh Meyer’s busy life was upended overnight. The first few weeks were filled with gloom, but then came an invitation, a new calendar and a virtual community unlike any other. 

June 22, 2020

Even with face masks and social distancing, people supported by LADD and their families are feeling a small sense of relief as they reunite in person.

June 5, 2020

A statement from LADD and the OTR International Film Festival.

May 14, 2020

Because of your support, we’re responding quickly and pivoting successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 8, 2020

Local volunteers launch effort to make sure no one is forgotten and support local business.



Whitney Siddiqi

Communications Manager

Empowering adults with developmental disabilities since 1975

We need your help to accomplish our goals.