Welcome to Loop Ohio

Welcome to Loop Ohio, Ohio’s virtual Community of Practice! This online community is dedicated to facilitating statewide and local, cross system collaboration and learning, with a focus on promoting best practices in community development and inclusion for people with disabilities. Ohio is a national leader in these efforts, primarily because of the innovative work being done all across the state, throughout our local communities. Loop Ohio provides a platform for community members and professionals to share ideas and resources, solve problems, break down barriers, connect across distance, and engage in ongoing learning. Loop Ohio is multi-functional, enabling people to have live virtual conversations, share resources, post events, lead and participate in webinars, use discussion boards, have online chat time with subject matter experts and more.

Latest Conversations

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Soft Skills
Started by Anonymous
Updated February 15, 2019 at 12:58 PM
Are revisions getting in the way of having a "living, breathing person-centered plan"?
Started by Kelly Ferenbaugh
Updated February 14, 2019 at 9:24 AM
Started by Anonymous
Updated February 12, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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Technology for the deaf
Started by Kathy Scott
Updated February 9, 2019 at 6:57 PM
Tonya  Rubenbauer Avatar
Does no one want to talk about transportation?
Started by Tonya Rubenbauer with Laura LaGodney
Updated February 8, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Upcoming Events

Q+A Session with the Department of Labor
February 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM - February 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Technology + Community Life: A round-table discussion about Assistive Technology, Technology First and Employment First
March 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM - March 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Implementing Quality Employment First Practices
May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM - May 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Implementing Quality Employment First Practices
August 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM - August 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM


Topic Latest Conversation
Autism -
Benefits workers comp question
Community Engagement Gallipolis In Lights
Community Safety Regional Advocacy Opportunities
Complex Needs Clothing choice & Pica
Employer Engagement Employment Collaboratives
Family Support Resources, Events and Connections for Families
Job Seeker Support CESP TEST
Local Collaboration Connections within your community
Long Term Support Ohio Shared Living Webinar: Answers to your questions
Loop Ohio Things to do to help Holiday Depression
Mental Health Question about Medications
Ohio Early Intervention Supporting Families in Ohio Early Intervention
Person Centered Planning Soft Skills
PLAY Project Fecal smearing
Project Trees -
Provider Transformation 1993 + Beyond
Technology Technology for the deaf
Transition Youth Ohio Family to Family Health Information Center Survey
Transportation Does no one want to talk about transportation?
Trauma Informed Care Substance abuse resources and TBI
WIOA WIOA and Transition Services
Work Incentives Planning New Benefits Planner