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News / Registration Closes Thursday for OACB 2016 Spring Conference

The 2016 OACB Spring Conference will take place on Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. Hundreds of advocates and DD service professional will convene to discuss the latest developments in Ohio's DD service delivery system.

Registration for the 2016 Conference will close Thursday May 5 at 5 p.m.  To register, visit OACB MemberConnect ( and click on "Events" in the navigation menu.  Follow the prompts to register for this year's event.

The two-day event will feature remarks from DD system leaders, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. A detailed agenda will be posted as speakers are confirmed over the coming weeks. For a tentative list of tracks by day, go to

Rooms at the Hilton Columbus at Easton can be reserved at a reduced rate of $183 per night by calling the hotel at 614-414-5000 and mentioning the OACB Spring Conference. The deadline to book rooms at the reduced rate is April 11.


News / OACB, BHN Alliance, and DD Council team up on videos showing value of technology in EI

OACB, the Ohio DD Council, and the Belmont, Harrison, Noble Alliance have collaborated to produce a series of eight online videos showing technology's applications for early intervention practitioners in Ohio. These videos show how video and remote conferencing technology can increase efficiency of and access to early intervention services in rural counties.

OACB's team of children and family consultants helped obtain much of the technology shown in the videos and train practitioners on its use. OACB team members were also instrumental in the videos' production.

Click here to view the videos on the DD Council's website


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DODD County Board Member In-Service Webinar
Date: June 7, 2016
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