About Us

Who We Are

The Northwest Ohio Waiver Administration Council (NOWAC) is a Council of Governments comprised of seven County Boards of Developmental Disabilities in Northwest Ohio. NOWAC performs a variety of functions on behalf of the participating boards.

What is a Council of Government (COG)?

Council of governments are political subdivisions, in our case the county boards of developmental disabilities, who have entered into an agreement together for the establishment of a regional council and for the purpose of sharing resources. Council of governments are permissible by Ohio Revised Code Chapter 167.

Our Mission

To serve as an extension of the county boards by offering enhanced expertise through the sharing of resources to assure quality services for persons with developmental disabilities.

Our Services

NOWAC provides the following quality services:

  • Financial Services
  • Human Rights Committee and Behavior Supports
  • Major Unusual Incident Investigations
  • Nursing Services
  • PLAY
  • Provider Assistance
  • Provider Billing
  • Provider Compliance Reviews
  • Self Advocacy Coordination
  • Service and Support Administration
  • Trainings (Provider and County Board)
  • Waiver Administration

Member Counties

  • Defiance
  • Fulton
  • Henry
  • Paulding
  • Putnam
  • Van Wert
  • Williams