My Life


My Life is a new quarterly magazine from Hamilton County DD Services. This magazine is made for and by people with developmental disabilities in the Cincinnati area. Our magazine empowers people with independent life skills, shares success stories, and promotes opportunities for advocacy and making connections. Email magazine@hamiltondds.org if you want to contribute, have story ideas, or know where we can give out copies.

We're also excited about a new partnership with the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to make My Life more accessible! Each issue will be read aloud as part of the CABVI Radio Reading Services. Click here for details on how to listen.

A man sitting on a chair in a yard in front of a brick building

Dec 9, 2021

Charles Cantey gains independence and learns to live on his own.

Young woman outdoors in front of a tree and a street, wearing a pink and brown horizontal sweater

Dec 9, 2021

Meet three local advocates.

A man dressed in brown and black Luke Skywalker clothes standing next to a woman dressed as Queen Amidala
Dec 9, 2021
Meet local look-alike and celebrity impersonator Fluke Skywalker.
Physician and patient talking while sitting in an office
Dec 9, 2021
Seeing a doctor for a check-up is an important part of staying healthy. Find out how to make the most of your yearly visit.
Office with open window in back, handshake across a desk
Dec 9, 2021
Ready to work? Our employment expert shares how you can find a job that fits your interests.

Close up of woman with light blue painted nails holding a mobile phone with various apps, the room is out of focus but shows a green plant and open laptop

Dec 9, 2021

Learn about Ohio's Tech Ambassadors. Get tech tips and discover apps and devices to make life easier.

Young woman with brown hair and glasses wearing a blue t-shirt and a photo of a collage created with scraps of paper and various materials

Dec 9, 2021

Follow Katie's steps to create a festive holiday wreath.

Close up of man, focused on his hands,  in a navy blue suit with light blue shirt and checkered navy tie holding a mobile phone with slightly blurred lights that look like circles beside him
Dec 9, 2021
Many people make New Year’s resolutions in January, but you can make new goals any time of year.

Close up of persons hands on a laptop keyboard with overlay of connecting lines

Dec 9, 2021

Baseball, Broadband & Grief Support Groups

My Life magazines laying on a glass table with red poinsettias

Dec 8, 2021

The second issue of My Life magazine has arrived! 

Close up of studio size microphone in a dark radio station setting with a white HCDDS logo above the CABVI logo which is a square outlined in light blue with white inside and black letters

Dec 8, 2021

Audio Edition of My Life Magazine is Now Available!

Woman smiling wearing a deep yellow blouse with red and brown pattern in front of a blurred background of vertical wooden slats
Sep 29, 2021
Camilla Gilbert's business empowers others to celebrate their strengths.
a young woman outside next to a brick wall with green shrubbery behind her wearing a blue print dress with yellow and white
Sep 29, 2021
Meet three local advocates who share their primary reason for becoming more involved in their communities.
close up of table with a man holding cash consisting of twenty and ten dollar bills and woman's arms and hands with calculator holding an ink pen writing a list
Sep 28, 2021
Helpful tips to make good decisions about how you spend and save your money every month.
a group of hikers in light blue shirts walking in the woods with a one-wheeled adaptive wheelchair with a young woman in light green t-shirt and black pants
Sep 28, 2021
Kevin Schwieger's appreciation of hiking got him thinking of how to share that adventure with people with mobility difficulties.
Sep 28, 2021
Southwest Ohio has a variety of parks and activities for those who want to get outside and connect with nature. Check out some of our favorite spots!
A woman in a small black, purple, blue, and white floral print three quartered sleeve shirt enters her ballot into a portable voting machine which has black plastic dividers on either side
Sep 28, 2021
Your voice matters and your vote counts! Important information for the upcoming November 2, General Election.
three female dress forms. the first shows a short gray dress with black panels on the sides and a pink long sleeved fleece with arms hanging in the front, second shows a purple full zip sweatshirt with a purple and white tartan patterned scarf around the neck, third shows a three quartered sleeve hound's-tooth patterned knee length dress with a sleeveless gray full zip velour vest
Sep 28, 2021
It's all about layers as we enter the fall season. Follow these tips as you prepare for cooler weather.
Ken Anderson stands between a young man and a young woman in front of Just Brew Coffee House in Silverton
Sep 28, 2021
Former NFL quarterback and nonprofit founder Ken Anderson talks with us about his football days, starting the Ken Anderson Alliance, and why he loves Cincinnati.
photo of 9 hands reaching out showing from forearm to tips of fingers with center hand in a fist and the others slightly blurred in the background, over a slightly blurred image that is light teal blue in color with world map
Sep 28, 2021
Did you know Ohio has a Bill of Rights for people with developmental disabilities?
Two cans of West Side Brewing's Braille Ale Raspberry Gose, cans are light blue to the center, with a yellow line and a darker blue at the bottom, cans have braille on the right side
Sep 28, 2021
West Side Brewing partnered with CABVI on Braille Ale, a podcast that explores lost Cincinnati history and a more inclusive library space at the downtown branch.
chocolate chip muffins on a navy plate
Sep 27, 2021
A delicious muffin recipe that can be adapted to your tastes!
Sep 20, 2021
We're excited about the first issue of My Life magazine. Digital copy now available.