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Judge grants class-action status to developmental disabilities lawsuit against Ohio
Friday, March 30, 2018
A 2-year-old court battle between the state of Ohio and legal advocates for Ohioans with developmental disabilities can proceed as a class-action lawsuit, a federal judge in Columbus ruled Friday. Chief Judge Edmund A Sargus Jr. of the Southern District of Ohio granted the request in part, but also imposed a somewhat tighter definition of the class than
Comets shine bright
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Columbiana County Comets Special Olympics basketball team capped an outstanding season with another victory Wednesday night. The Comets, who finished as state runners-up at the Special Olympics Ohio state tournament Saturday, toppled the county Board of Developmental Disabilities staff, 57-54, at Nace Gymnasium in their annual contest. Bryan Weingart
Having a ball (photo)
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The great thing about being little is no one seems to mind if you sneak in a little playing time during warm-ups, which is what 4-year-old Kaysen Berdine of Columbiana did during the annual basketball game between the Columbiana County Comets and the Board of Developmental Disabilities staff at Lisbon High School Wednesday.
‘Keep it open’
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Seneca County Opportunity Center officials are advocating for choices. About 20 individuals, family members and staff representing the center attended Ohio Summit for Employment Choice at Sheraton Capitol Square Wednesday. They advocated for the importance of ensuring a full array of options for residences and employment remains available for those with
The Inclusive Corner: Unique but Alike
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
As I sit and write this, I am reflecting on what my view was of life in general this past week. Last Wednesday, March 21st, was World Down Syndrome Day. Coinciding with this celebration were two local events that occurred. One was the Community Basketball Game that we at the Pickaway County Board of DD host each year. The two teams that went head-to-head on
FANS needed for new program in Tuscarawas County
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is working to create a new support system for area individuals with developmental disabilities and has recruited a passionate young leader to spearhead the project. The system, known as the FANS Network (Friends, Advocates and Neighbors), is designed to build relationships within the community and
Forbes House to receive proceeds from LCBDD/Deepwood Willoughby Branch chili cook-off
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood Willoughby Branch held its 11th annual chili cook-off on March 28. The event is now in its 11th year and has grown quite popular through the agency. The Willoughby Branch noted that the event has been held in conjunction with Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month since 2008. Each year as a way
James Kane, behavioral scientist and expert on loyalty and relationships, to deliver Spring Conference keynote
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
OACB is pleased to announce that the keynote address for the 2018 Spring Conference will be delivered by James Kane, a behavioral scientist and consultant specializing in the study of loyalty and relationships. His keynote address will open the OACB 2018 Spring Conference in the morning of Thursday, May 10. Drawing on more than 40 years of research, Kane
Contests raise awareness
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and that gives the Knox County community an opportunity to create awareness, learn more about inclusion and share in the stories of individuals who live, work and thrive in our county. While the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities and its various provider agency partners are active year round
Community service award presented
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Cadiz Civic Woman’s Club presented a community service award to the Harrison County Board of Developmental Disabilities, with David Koch, HCBD president, and the Taggart family, accepting the award at the Cadiz Community Recognition Banquet presented by the Cadiz Business Association. Annie Taggart, front, who suffers from brittle bone disease but
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