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Oster to chair United Way campaign
Thursday, July 12, 2018
United Way Executive Director Kelly Brenneman has announced that Steve Oster, superintendent for the Knox and Coshocton County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, will serve as the United Way of Knox County’s Campaign Chair for 2018. Oster is thrilled to take part and focus on the health initiatives that United Way supports. “A healthy
 
The 'Champions of Rights'
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
To advocate for the rights of those with developmental disabilities, one local group is choosing to serve the community. Champions of Rights mobilized this year and consists of many individuals from Vinton Industries, Southern Ohio Adventures Recreation (SOAR) and Goodwill. It's an advocacy group under the Vinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities,
 
The Inclusive Corner: Legacy Found Here
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
I started writing this column each month to talk about the importance of including everyone in our community. With the recent passing of two couples in our community, I felt it important to honor them and let their families and friends know, in some way, that we as a community are with them during their time of grief. Scrolling through Facebook today, I
 
Morgan County Help Me Grow to host Community Baby Shower
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Are you a new or expectant mother living in Morgan County? If so, Help Me Grow would love for you to attend its upcoming Community Baby Shower. The baby shower will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Riecker Building in McConnelsville. The event, which is open to all new and expectant moms, will offer information and resources on topics such
 
University of Akron engineering team creates adaptive fishing pole for boy with cerebral palsy
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Six-year-old Paxton Hemberger loves to fish. But mild spastic quadriplegia, a severe form of cerebral palsy, makes it impossible for the Ravenna boy to handle a fishing rod without help. So, Paxton's mother, Christina Matthews, set out to find a solution. "I was doing my own research to try to find something that would be best for Paxton," Matthews said
 
Defiance board of DD undergoes state review
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Good Samaritan School recently underwent a review by a team from the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Office of Provider Standards and Review. The accreditation was part of a statewide review for all county boards to ensure that boards are meeting the standards outlined in the Ohio
 
Triple Threat campers shine
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Triple Threat Basketball Camp took place June 25-28 at Fairhaven School. The event was split into two sessions Little Ballers Fundamental Camp (kindergarten through second grades) and Complete Player Skills Development Camp (third through eighth grades). The campers were taught proper technique for ball handling, shooting, defense, rebounding,
 
Golden Buckeyes
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
In perfect harmony. There are few things that sound better than a well-tuned quartet. Recently, the performance turned in by a quartet of Special Olympians was truly music to the ears of the fans of Team Ohio. On July 6, Madison County Special Olympic athletes Micheal Elfrink and John Zeeck, as well as unified partners Lincoln Comer and Chris Zeeck,
 
Starlight makes visit to county commissioner
Monday, July 9, 2018
The Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities met with the County Commissioners July 9th to discuss the changes and appropriations needed for the Medicaid Match requirement. Superintendent, Kellie Brown, explained why, “all services that we provide in the community are funded by medicaid. We’re required by medicaid to pay about 40%,
 
Transition continuing for direct support services
Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Henry County commissioners Thursday were updated on the transition of services for two programs provided by HOPE Services. Boards of Developmental Disabilities are transitioning away from providing direct services due to a ruling by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services that states boards can't both coordinate services and provide services.
 
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