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Study says the developmentally disabled receive poorer health care
Saturday, September 16, 2017
An author of a study that shows Ohioans with developmental disabilities struggle to get adequate medical care says medical schools should focus more on the issue. The study revealed that people with disabilities fared worse than others when it comes to their health status, the quality of their health care, access to care, unmet health-care needs and number
 
Autism training slated for Dec. 1
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Saul Bauer discussed at the board’s Thursday evening meeting an upcoming training on autism that is open to the community. The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence presents the training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown Ave., Bellefontaine. The
 
Jed Morison: Boards for developmentally disabled hit 50
Friday, September 15, 2017
We’ve come a long way! In the 1960s, close to 5,000 people with intellectual disabilities lived in central Ohio state institutions. Today, there are fewer than 90 people living at what was called Columbus State Institute. Orient State Institute no longer serves individuals with intellectual disabilities. As a young teacher, just out of college, my
 
Jet's Pizza makes $1,700 donation to CCDD on its 50th anniversary
Friday, September 15, 2017
Peter Miller, Owner/General Manager of Jet’s Pizza, presented a $1,700 donation to the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD). The donation was from a fundraiser organized by Jet’s Pizza at the Milford and Anderson Township locations. Miller is a board member with CCDD’s nonprofit board, Clermont DD Empowers Me, and
 
The Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities recognizes 4 individuals for their years of service to people with disabilities
Friday, September 15, 2017
The week of September 11, 2017 is Direct Support Professionals Week. The Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Cheryl Ann Programs) chose to recognize four compassionate people for their long-term commitment to individuals with disabilities. The following individuals received awards: Cindy Oswalt – currently works at CA Group and has
 
Breaking barriers by building relationships
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
There is a movement taking place in Perry County that will be pioneering possibilities for those who want to make a positive change in their lives. Sponsored by the Academy for Leadership Abilities (ALA) and the Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Pioneering Possibilities will host a meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Perry
 
Senatorís aid visits Opportunity Center
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Opportunity Center Superintendent Lew Hurst said legislative assistant Abby Duggan from the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, traveled to the state after reading articles about sheltered workshops and the litigation they are involved in. She toured the Opportunity Center hoping to see individuals in action but Aug. 30 started off so foggy,
 
Developmental disabilities board to keep superintendent
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities decided Annette Davis-Kramp will remain as superintendent Monday night. Parents and staff spoke, some voicing concerns and others support of the superintendent, at a crowded special board meeting that lasted almost four hours at the Medina County Achievement Center in Granger Township. The five-person
 
Mentors sought for Stark DD, Arc program
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
As part of its 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Stark DD) is partnering with The Arc of Ohio - Stark County to start a parent mentoring program. The organizations are seeking parents, guardians and caregivers of every age group and stage of life, to share their resources, knowledge and experiences with families
 
Windfall students explore at V3 Transportation in Seville
Saturday, September 9, 2017
V3 Transportation is a five-star destination for Windfall School. Last year, preschoolers visited the Seville business, and “they loved it,” said Sharon Horn, Windfall’s intervention specialist. “It was the best field trip of the year. They got to see all the trucks, explore them, and not have the noises scare them away.”
 
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