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Transforming Lives Together

At the Clearwater Council of Governments, we are committed to working together with our partners to enhance people’s lives one system, one community and one person at a time.

Our vision is to have a system and culture that values and responds to the voices of all people.

By collaborating with county boards of developmental disabilities and other agencies, we are able to offer services and opportunities that empower individuals and families to have a say in their services and within the DD system.
Individuals & Families

Benefits Analysis & Coordination

Clearwater COG began offering benefits analysis and coordination services in August 2015. It was quickly discovered that this was a much needed area of support.

Who Needs It? EVERYONE receiving benefits who has worked, is working, or plans to work.

Currently, the COG provides benefits analysis and coordination services to the following member counties:

Benefits Analysis and Coordination services are available in other COG counties on an as needed basis. Contact your local County Board of DD to see if you are eligible to receive assistance.

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Individuals & Families

What is Self-Advocacy?

The COG partners with the Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA) to increase leadership skills in self-advocacy. 

All COG member counties continue to have well established self-advocacy groups. The groups meet regularly and continue to develop their leadership and advocacy skills. 

In addition, all counties have OSDA Project STIR graduates. The COG assists on a regular basis with state-wide Project STIR trainings and initiatives.

Speaking up for yourself

Asking for what you need

Negotiating for yourself

Knowing your rights and responsibilities

Using resources that you may need

The Clearwater Council of Governments is committed to collaborating with our partners to enhance people’s lives one system, one community and one person at a time.

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