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New Kan Du (photo)
Friday, February 17, 2017
Joe Thompson works on his artwork in the new, larger Kan Du Studio, which has quietly opened at 318 W. Main Cross St. in Findlay. The opening of the art studio will be celebrated from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The opening of the studio marks the end of a two-year renovation of the former Rocking U building. Kan Du Studio, a division of Blanchard Valley
 
HOPE Services open house (photo)
Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities/HOPE Services recently hosted an open house for community business partners, individuals served and families to have a chance to meet its new superintendent, Stephen E. Tucker. At the open house, Tucker spoke about the national mandates currently impacting the developmental disabilities field and the
 
Adult Day Center hopes to expand services
Thursday, February 16, 2017
A center providing services to adults with disabilities has been run by a private, nonprofit group since January. Easter Seals, a charitable group founded in 1919 with a network of 550 sites in the U.S., took over operations of the Adult Day Center, located in the former Sybene Senior Center near Burlington Elementary on Jan. 4. Pandora Shaw-Dupras, the
 
Two members appointed to Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Two Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities members were sworn in at the board's monthly meeting Jan. 23. Wayne Carroll of Hinckley Township was appointed to a new term and Sandra Thomas Fain of Medina was reappointed. Carroll previously served on the board from 1997 to 2008. The board is comprised of seven volunteer members appointed by either
 
Morgan CBDD, Opera House to host sensory-friendly movies
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Morgan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) and the Twin City Opera House have joined together to create a unique opportunity for children with autism and their families by offering sensory-friendly movies. The concept of Sensory Friendly Films began in 2007, when AMC Theatres and the Autism Society teamed up to provide special movie
 
OACB submits written testimony in favor of proposed IP overtime rule
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
OACB submitted written testimony February 7 in favor of a rule proposed by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities that would limit the number of hours an independent provider may provide home- and community-based services in a work week. The rule would limit independent providers to working 40 hours per week except in exceptional and emergency
 
Agency directors testify before Ohio House Finance Committee on DD-related state budget items
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Directors of the Ohio Office of Health Transformation, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Ohio Department of Medicaid provided verbal testimony to members of the Ohio House of Representatives Finance Committee on several DD-related items in the upcoming state budget on Wednesday, February 8. The following items were discussed: DODD
 
Newly confirmed HHS secretary Tom Price signals commitment to HCBS, White House expresses support for Medicaid block grants
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The newly sworn in head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is likely to oversee significant reforms to Medicaid during his tenure, including the Trump administration's recently stated intent to pursue Medicaid block grants. Former Georgia congressman Tom Price, who was sworn in as HHS secretary on February 10, took questions from U.S.
 
Grand opening for new headquarters for Kan Du Studios in Findlay
Monday, February 13, 2017
A grand opening will be held for the new downtown headquarters of Kan Du Studios from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at 318 W. Main Cross St., Findlay. The event marks the end of a two-year, $560,000 renovation of the landmark Rocking U Building. The funding came from grants from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, the Findlay-Hancock Community
 
Events planned for DD awareness
Monday, February 13, 2017
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. That means that the Lawrence County Board of Developmental Disabilities is gearing up for a variety of events in the near future, including their popular Chili Fest and Craft Show on March 25. The event will be at Dawson-Bryant High School, and the board is currently accepting registrations for both the
 
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