Demetrius Broyles' mom helped him log into a Zoom session with a few of his coworkers from Easterseals, a nonprofit that works with people living with developmental disabilities. It provides job services and socialization opportunities. But a lot of people the organization works with are unemployed now because of the pandemic.

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"I'm scared," she says. "I don't like needles." Dena Lemon holds her mother's hand, takes a deep breath, and closes her eyes as a medical assistant quickly and efficiently administers the COVID-19 vaccine.

"OK, it's all over. Did you feel it?" Marlena McCloud asks, receiving an emphatic "No" from Lemon.

Courtesy of LADD

Four roommates are settling into their new home in Anderson Township and are excited about the prospect of having a greater level of autonomy. The "smart home" is a pilot in LADD's new Smart Living "Forever, Home" initiative to give people living with disabilities the chance to live independently while still receiving necessary supports and services.

Courtesy of LADD

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disproportionately affect the ability of individuals supported by LADD to safely move about the community.

Courtesy of LADD

While many are thinking about plans for when the stay-at-home order is lifted, those who are more susceptible to the coronavirus are hunkering down for a longer quarantine.


The Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival is a week-long celebration of diversity and our shared humanity through compelling filmmaking. 

ReelAbilities Presents Wampler's Ascent

Jun 6, 2016
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation

Years ago, Stephen Wampler made a commitment to find a way to enable children with disabilities to take advantage of and embrace the outdoors. Born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, he set out to climb the biggest rock face in the world.

Creating Opportunities For Disability Inclusion

May 16, 2016
Provided, LADD

Those with disabilities may have a more difficult time finding work, establishing housing and fitting into a community. Programs such as Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) help with all of those needs. This allows for individuals to live the lives they want without their disabilities getting in the way.

Provided / LADD

With a waiting list of more than 3,000 people, Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) is breaking ground on a training facility and community center.

Director of Development and Public Relations Susan Brownknight says this is the first step to adding more staff and more housing.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival

Feb 11, 2015


Reel Abilities Film Festival

Mar 8, 2013

Cincinnati is one of 9 US cities hosting a week of exceptional, touching, courageous and beautifully made films as the Reel Abilities Film Festival begins Saturday night. From March 9 through the 16, at various venues around town, films that share the stories, lives and art of people with disabilities will be shown, all benefitting local organizations that work with, advocate for or provide services to people with disabilities. Organizer Christa Zielke from Visionaries + Voices and disability advocate Kathleen Sheil from Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled join Mark Perzel to discuss the importance and the quality of the films that are a part of this festival.