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REV UP Campaign underway
Friday, July 6, 2018
The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) and Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DCBDD) are proud to announce their participation in a national, nonpartisan effort to increase the political participation of people with disabilities. This effort, known as the REV UP Campaign, has designated July 16-20 as National Disability Voter
ACBDD notes increased service in 2017
Friday, July 6, 2018
On the heels of a successful levy campaign and continued growth of local services, the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities highlighted its work in the 2017 annual report re leased late last month. The Board assisted nearly 600 adults and children in 2017, with most of those individuals receiving help through ACBDD's service and support
Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities awarded three years of accreditation from state
Friday, July 6, 2018
The state awarded the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities three years of accreditation because of the support it provides residents with developmental disabilities and quality of services provided. A review was conducted by a team from the Office of Provider Standards and Review in April 2018 to ensure the board was compliant with rules and
Commissioners approve operating levy for DD board
Friday, July 6, 2018
The Huron County commissioners have approved a resolution that indicates the board of developmental disabilities (DD) needs an operating levy on the November ballot. The levy, according to the proclamation, is “an additional tax in excess of the 10-mill limitiation” for the purpose of providing for the operation of community programs and
Getting Ahead helps those in high-stress jobs deal with struggles
Friday, July 6, 2018
After almost three years at Sunshine Communities in Maumee, Toni Hazen-Mansfield, who wears close to a buzz cut, occasionally wants to pull what little hair she has out of her head at the end of a long workday. A support center for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, Sunshine’s staff members occasionally deal with crises when
Youth give - and hopefully receive - through volunteerism
Friday, July 6, 2018
It’s good to hear positive stories of youth making a difference in people’s lives. It’s even better when it’s in our community. Earlier this month, students from St. Gabriel’s Church created a day of fun for adults with developmental disabilities (DD) who participate in the Lake County Board of DD / Deepwood’s services
DD Board welcomes new member
Thursday, July 5, 2018
The Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities has a new board member. Jamie Mays is taking over the unexpired term of Corey Spackey, who resigned in June, according to Brianne Chambers, Assistant to the Superintendent, Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Mays graduated from Logan High School, and Hocking College with an
DD profile: Hard work (and family) know no bias
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Dan Cassell was born with a developmental disability, so he and his family understood from the very beginning that he would always have to work twice as hard as most people. He had to work twice as hard to walk, to talk, and to fit in with his peers. His mother instilled this hard work ethic at birth – not just for Cassell, but all of the kids.
MCBDD recognizes Direct Support Professionals
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) are professionals who work directly with people with developmental disabilities to help them live self-directed lives in their community. Supports may be provided in the home, at work, at school, and in the community. DSP’s honor the unique gifts, preferences and needs of the people they serve. They work in
Defiance County commissioners agree to place DD renewal levy on ballot
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
A renewal levy request by Defiance's Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) was approved by county commissioners during their Monday meeting. Commissioners also met with a local architect to discuss the possible construction of a veterans/senior citizen pavilion at the county fairgrounds in Hicksville. The DD board's request for commissioners' to place
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