The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation is now offering a new grant program called Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities (EWPDD) Grant Program to assist Ohio employers with ensuring the safety of their staff when carrying out services provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Effective February 1, 2018 providers can apply for this grant using  this application. The EWPDD program is only available to Ohio employers serving the ID/DD community.  Eligible providers can receive up to $20,000 for the purchase of ceiling lifts, floor based lifting  and ambulation devises, bathing and toileting chairs, Hi-low tables, non violent de-escalation and/or trauma informed care training and certification, multi-sensory environment equipment and more.  To take advantage of this opportunity and to learn more, please visit the BWC website  or call 1-800-644-6292.