Empowering adults with developmental disabilities to live, work, and connect.

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MISSION: LADD is guided by the belief that every person has ability and value. We empower adults with developmental disabilities to live, work, and connect.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY: LADD provides the dignity of adulthood through housing, health and wellness, day programs, employment, and advocacy for adults with developmental disabilities. Our housing programs offer a range of options to meet diverse interests and needs while building independence and community.

We assist people in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment through our Supported Employment Program.

Several programs at LADD, like our Community Connections Program and health and wellness initiatives, provide opportunities for people to be fully involved in the community, participate in new experiences, and build healthy lifestyles.

We believe there is strength in a culture and community that welcomes diversity. As organizer of the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, LADD brings stories from across the globe to the tri-state area in celebration of inclusion and shared humanity.

Susan Brownknight, Chief Executive Officer

Board Officers
Robert M. Zimmerman, Board Chair
Kush V. Kotecha, President
Will Goering, Vice President
Aaron Haslam, Vice President
Maggie Palazzolo, Vice President
Robert “Chip” Heidt III, Secretary
Michael A. Head, Treasurer
Mark Clippinger, Assistant Treasurer

• Your support is critical to helping LADD develop and expand opportunities for people with disabilities

• Get involved by sharing your skill sets at LADD during one of our seasonal events or community engagement opportunities.

• Don’t miss our Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival on July 6–9, 2023. Organized by LADD, it’s the nation’s only diversity film festival lead by people in the disability community.

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3603 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 861-5233

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