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People First of Cuyahoga County

We are proud to support, along with the The Arc of Greater Cleveland, the local chapter of People First, a nationwide self-advocacy group that gives individuals with developmental disabilities training to build skills in decision-making so they can advocate for themselves.

The group is open to all individuals with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga County. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month (except January and February). All meetings are held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic Building (lower level), located at 5001 Rockside Rd. in Independence.

Here are the 2016 meeting dates:
     March 21
     April 18
     April 28-30 (People First of Ohio Statewide Conference)
     May 16
     June 20
     July 18
     August 15
     September 19 (6:00 p.m. at CCBDD's Administration Bldg., 1275 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland; RSVP required)
     October 17
     November 21
     December 19

The goals of People First are:

  • Community awareness
  • Teaching our communities about people with disabilities
  • Community support
  • Advocating for the supports people need to live, work and be a part of the community
  • Health insurance
  • Promoting various ways for self-advocates to work and obtain health insurance  


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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
PHONE: (216)241-8230 - FAX: (216)861-0253