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

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Established: 1975

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.

And 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 F. Jung, CFA, Board Chair
Robert M. Zimmerman, President
Will Goering, Vice President
Kush V. Kotecha, Vice President
Shelley F. Goering, Secretary
Barry S. Weintstein, CPA, Treasurer
Patrick J. Mathews, CPA, Assistant Treasurer

Other Ways to Help:

  • Volunteer: Get involved by sharing a skill on our daily virtual program LADD Live, teaching a Fit For Life class, coordinating Brighter Day Boxes, which provide engagement activities and resources for people at home, or volunteering at an event.
  • Donate: Your support is critical to helping LADD develop and expand opportunities for people with disabilities and ensure the health and safety of those we support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Attend: Don’t miss the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival July 8–11, 2021, for a celebration of our shared humanity. Organized by LADD, OTRFF is the nation’s only diversity film festival led by people in the disability community.
  • Connect: Follow us on Facebook @ laddinc, Twitter @ladd_inc, and Instagram @laddinc and sign up for our monthly LADD Strong e-mail newsletter on our website:

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

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