About Us

Northwest Ohio Waiver Administration Council (NOWAC)

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 county boards to meet their identified needs.
  • To assure quality services for persons with developmental disabilities through cooperation with service providers.
  • To offer enhanced expertise to county boards through sharing of resources to achieve greater efficiency.

Our Services

NOWAC provides the following quaility 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