News and Updates

The Latest from LADD

Sep 09, 2021

Spectrum News 1

Katie Kapusta, April 2021
Sep 09, 2021

The New York Times, Wirecutter

Rachel Cericola, August 2021
Mar 30, 2021

SEEING THROUGH A NEW LENS: LADD ARTISTS COLLABORATE WITH HAPPEN INC. ON FILM FESTIVAL ART

“I had done abstract work in the past but when we come together through different backgrounds and abilities, we really can see through a new lens.”
Mar 30, 2021

With Remarkable Resilience, These Women Revolutionized Disability Services In Cincinnati

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re reflecting on the women who started LADD – women who broke barriers, rejected institutionalization and revolutionized services for people with disabilities.
Mar 26, 2021

NOT YOUR APRIL FOOL: HOW COMEDY CAN EMPOWER OR OTHERIZE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Like many marginalized groups, people with disabilities have often been the butt of jokes. But comedy can also open doors and break down barriers, using humor as a way to show prejudices or assumptions of society.
Feb 25, 2021

STAYING ACTIVE AND BEATING THE WINTRY BLUES WITH THE WALK & ROLL CHALLENGE

Fifty-five participants across LADD are part of the challenge, aiming to walk or roll for at least a few minutes every day for 12 weeks.
Feb 25, 2021

SECOND COVID VACCINE SHOTS ADMINISTERED TO LADD COMMUNITY

This month, we reached an exciting milestone in the fight against COVID-19.
Feb 24, 2021

DISABILITY AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY

As American society commemorates Black History Month and continues to reckon with the state of racism and equity in our country, disability advocate James Harley reflects on disability in the African American community.
Jan 26, 2021

SPECTRUM NEWS 1: PLAY LIBRARY OFFERS SPACE FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Spectrum News 1 Ohio recently covered a partnership between LADD’s Community Connections Program and The Play Library.
Jan 26, 2021

WVXU: END IN SIGHT FOR SOME ADULTS AT HIGH RISK FOR COVID-19

WVXU recently covered vaccination efforts for people supported by LADD.
Dec 21, 2020

LADD’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM SUPPORTS MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER DURING PANDEMIC

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.
Dec 21, 2020

THE LADD COMMUNITY'S TOP 10 MOMENTS OF 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.
Dec 18, 2020

A SPECIAL HOLIDAY MESSAGE FROM CEO SUSAN BROWNKNIGHT

“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.”
Nov 23, 2020

STEPPING UP OUR GARDENING GAME THANKS TO XAVIER VOLUNTEERS

Xavier students spent their Community Action Day helping Jenny Crowe expand and enhance her gardening program.
Nov 23, 2020

'HOME' FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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.
Nov 23, 2020

WE'RE THANKFUL FOR YOU

A special message, from us to you, for making LADD‘s Smart Living Pilot – the future of community living for adults with disabilities – possible.
Nov 11, 2020

CINCINNATI MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES LADD'S PANDEMIC PIVOT

Cincinnati Magazine featured LADD‘s efforts to pivot during the pandemic with our Brighter Days Box deliveries and virtual programs.
Oct 27, 2020

WVXU: SMART HOME PROVIDES INDEPENDENCE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

WVXU recently covered our Smart Living Pilot and why it’s a game-changer for adults with disabilities.
Oct 26, 2020

THE RIGHT TO CAREERS: DISABILITY AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

As a society, as we started to think about jobs for people with disabilities, careers have not always been in reach.
Oct 23, 2020

LADD EMPLOYEE WINS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION'S SPOTLIGHT AWARD

  LADD Change Manager Hannah Eldridge won the September Spotlight Award from the National Association of Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals (NAQ). Eldridge was nominated by Grandcare Systems, LADD’s remote support system partner, for her work on the Smart Living Pilot. Grandcare CEO Laura Mitchell praised Eldridge’s work ethic and passion: “When LADD started exploring a […]
Sep 30, 2020

LADD WINS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AWARD FROM CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER

Our Forever, Home initiative won the Cincinnati Business Courier award for its use of smart technology.
Sep 30, 2020

BUILDING COMMUNITY, INDEPENDENCE AND A 'FOREVER, HOME' IN BLUE ASH

“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.
Sep 29, 2020

SAYING GOODBYE TO SUMMER WITH CAMPING ADVENTURES

LADD’s Independent Resident Council ended the summer with some epic outdoor excursions.
Sep 25, 2020

REMOVING BARRIERS, ENSURING ACCESS TO VOTING

LADD is working to ensure the voices of people with developmental disabilities are heard at the ballot box this November.
Sep 09, 2020

LADD LAUNCHES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SMART LIVING PILOT TO INCREASE INDEPENDENCE, SUPPORT MORE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Groundbreaking pilot combines smart home technology and wearables to further independence and support thousands in need in Ohio.
Aug 26, 2020

WELCOMING JASON HARRIS AS DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC OPERATIONS

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.
Aug 26, 2020

PANDEMIC PEN PALS MAKE NEW FRIENDS THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY

Snail mail is back and more meaningful than ever. At LADD, it’s also a creative outlet for artists.
Aug 25, 2020

CONNECTING IN THE COMMUNITY, SAFELY

Participate in our Connected Community Contest and help us get back out in the community safely.
Aug 25, 2020

A SUMMER OF GROWTH: CULTIVATING HEALTH AND WELLNESS THROUGH GARDENING

A healthy hobby to combat these stressful times is taking root at LADD.
Jul 22, 2020

THE ADA AND ME

A reflection by Jason Harris, longtime friend of LADD, disability rights activist and founder of Jason’s Connection.
Jul 22, 2020

DISABILITY PRIDE: WHAT IT MEANS TO THE LADD COMMUNITY

As many celebrate Disability Pride this month, members of the LADD community share what they’re proud of.
Jun 29, 2020

THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITY LIVING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Using cutting-edge technology to support adults with developmental disabilities and provide a new model of community living.
Jun 26, 2020

LADD FAMILIES REUNITE AND RECONNECT

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.
Jun 26, 2020

VIRTUAL GATHERINGS LIFT UP LADD COMMUNITY MEMBER

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.
Jun 05, 2020

RACISM, INCLUSION AND JUSTICE

A statement from LADD and the OTR International Film Festival.
May 14, 2020

FORGING A PATH FORWARD

Because of your support, we’re responding quickly and pivoting successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 08, 2020

WELLBEING BUNDLES DELIVERED TO OUR REGION’S MOST AT-RISK POPULATION

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

September 9, 2021

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

March 30, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re reflecting on the women who started LADD – women who broke barriers, rejected institutionalization and revolutionized services for people with disabilities.

March 30, 2021

“I had done abstract work in the past but when we come together through different backgrounds and abilities, we really can see through a new lens.”

March 26, 2021

Like many marginalized groups, people with disabilities have often been the butt of jokes. But comedy can also open doors and break down barriers, using humor as a way to show prejudices or assumptions of society. 

February 25, 2021

This month, we reached an exciting milestone in the fight against COVID-19.

February 25, 2021

Fifty-five participants across LADD are part of the challenge, aiming to walk or roll for at least a few minutes every day for 12 weeks. 

February 24, 2021

As American society commemorates Black History Month and continues to reckon with the state of racism and equity in our country, disability advocate James Harley reflects on disability in the African American community. 

January 27, 2021

With vaccines administered to so many in the LADD community this month, we’re one step closer to beating COVID-19.

January 26, 2021

WVXU recently covered vaccination efforts for people supported by LADD.

January 16, 2021

Spectrum News 1 Ohio recently covered a partnership between LADD’s Community Connections Program and The Play Library.

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.

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.

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