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County-wide issues passed in primary
Friday, May 11, 2018
A number of issues appeared on the ballot Tuesday for Madison County voters. Of the five specific to the county, only two were county-wide: a renewal of a tax for benefiting the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities and a tax for the purpose of maintaining and operating the county’s 911 system. According to the Unofficial Certification
 
Kirtland, Broadmoor students team up for ‘Wheel, Walk, Run’
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Kirtland Schools Athletic Director Al Russ and approximately 30 high school students will come to the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood’s Broadmoor School on May 18 to take part in the annual “Wheel, Walk, Run” event. This event pairs Kirtland students with Broadmoor students to wheel, walk or run a half-mile (two
 
Letter: Care providers’ pay fails to keep up
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Special thanks to The Dispatch for shining a light on the staffing crisis among direct care providers seeking high-quality direct-support professionals to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (“Crisis of Care” series, April 29-30). Goodwill has been one of the largest providers of supported living and adult day services
 
Ohio voters approve four county board of DD levies in 2018 primary election
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Last updated Wednesday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. Four county boards of developmental disabilities had levy requests on the ballot during the May 8 primary election. Of those ballot issues, all four have passed, according to unofficial final results from those counties' boards of elections. The unofficial results on election night are as follows: Clermont DD
 
Hundreds gather for Big Red Cares Day
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
On Wednesday, students from Steubenville High School teamed up with the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities for Big Red Cares Day. The second annual event featured free food, t-shirts and games from soccer, to bocce ball, kickball and tug-of-war. While the event was all about fun, organizer Cookie West said the main purpose is to teach
 
Special Donation (photo)
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
H&R Block’s Tim Garner, left, presents a check to Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Susan Thompson as a donation from the London office to Special Olympics. http://www.madison-press.com/sports/276258/special-donation-3
 
Lorain County voters approve levy issues
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Lorain County voters have approved a number of levies with overwhelming support in the May 8 primary election, according to unofficial final results from the county Elections Board. Countywide, voters approved five-year renewal levies for the Lorain County Board of Mental Health and the Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The 0.6-mill levy
 
Board of developmental disabilities program gives Heights students work experience
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Through a recently launched pilot program, students at Licking Heights High School are getting the opportunity to acquire real-life work experience and skills to prepare them for life and employment after graduation. Working in partnership with The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities (LCBDD), Heights has placed students at two Pataskala job
 
Crisis in care | Lack of quality caregivers, constant turnover tough on the disabled, families
Monday, April 30, 2018
More than a few times, Kenna Robinett says, she was asked to stop meddling and micromanaging. The agencies that had been hired to provide support and care for her twin nephews, both of whom have severe autism and cannot communicate verbally, said they could handle the situation if she would give them a chance. “So I started tracking only the things
 
Agencies ramp up efforts to recruit caregivers serving those with disabilities
Monday, April 30, 2018
Public and private agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities say they are embracing various initiatives — from recruitment campaigns to longevity pay and an emphasis on the emotional rewards — to attract the workers the system so desperately needs. “Opportunities like ours are an opportunity to change lives, as well as
 
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