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Kenton parents say daughter born with disabilities has taught them much about life
Friday, March 9, 2018
For several years, John and Traci Kraft thought they would not have children. So when Traci went to the doctor during her first pregnancy and quickly learned the child she was carrying had abnormalities to her brain, the couple was devastated. But in the six years since Mary was born, their daughter has been anything but a burden, the Krafts agreed. She
Balloon launch kicks off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Open Door School had a balloon launch on March 1 to officially kick off the 2018 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. For nearly 20 years, Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities has held awareness activities to help the community realize the importance of the developmentally disabled as part of the community. The agency serves some 500
Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities request reduction of property taxes
Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities has voluntarily requested the Pickaway County Budget Commission reduce the Board’s levy collection for property taxes paid. The Budget Commission approved the rollback for tax collection years 2018 through 2020. The reduction will save county residents a total of $675,000 in property taxes for
DCBDD rolls out #JustAskMe
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities held the Lifetime of Giving Awards Tuesday to honor the outstanding self-advocates, service professionals, and others who support individuals with developmental disabilities. The award winners could be nominated by anyone in the community. Superintendent Kristine Hodge, Delaware County Board of
DD Awareness & Advocacy Day celebration draws hundreds of advocates to Columbus
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
OACB would like to thank the hundreds of advocates who gathered at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday, March 7, for the celebration of DD Awareness & Advocacy Day. The event featured remarks from several prominent figures in the DD advocacy community. OACB would also like to extend a special thank you to the many state lawmakers who met with
Lorain County commissioners talk transportation, insurance and developmental disabilities
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Lorain County commissioners are taking steps toward construction for the Intermodal Transportation Center. County Administrator James Cordes said during the weekly commissioners’ meeting March 7 that the deadlines set for the project by the Federal Transit Authority, or FTA, a primary source of funding for the project, are closing in. If deadlines
Richland Newhope celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, with the theme "Celebrate CommUNITY." “This year’s theme emphasizes our commitment to supporting people with disabilities to be part of our community, whether it’s through education, employment,
Deepwood celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
March is National Developmental Disabilities Month as proclaimed by former President Ronald Reagan in 1987, and Lake County Board of Development Disabilities/Deepwood is celebrating with community related events and activities. “DD Awareness Month has been celebrated each March in Ohio for many years. A statewide theme is developed with a logo,
Spotlight: Getting to know the DD community
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Stephanie Brausey, Hocking County Board of DD Community Supports Department Assistant, recently sat down with Lindsay Hunt to get to know her. When Brausey asked 20-year-old Lindsay Hunt what she wanted people to know about her, she responded, “I’m fun to hang out with!” Hunt is absolutely fun to hang out with as Brausey asked for a 10
PCBDD to hold annual Easter Bunny Brunch
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Come out and enjoy the 5th Annual Easter Bunny Brunch with Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities Levy Committee on Saturday, March 10 from 9-11 a.m. It will once again be at PARC Lane Center, 900 Fairground Drive, Paulding. This year they will be adding Easter bonnet judging. For each paid ticket purchased, you will have the chance to vote
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