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Candidates square off at A-Tech
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Candidates in more than a half dozen races fielded questions Tuesday at the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus as part of a League of Women Voters forum. About 50 people were present Tuesday. The League of Women Voters will host another candidates' night event at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Ashtabula County District Library, 4335 Park Ave., Ashtabula.
 
Fall Sensory Hullabaloo (photo gallery)
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Logan McLaughlin plays with his nephew Lincoln Wethey, 2, in a bin full of sand, rocks, and dinosaur toys during the Fall Sensory Hullabaloo in the children's section at the Licking County Library. The library and the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities hosted an evening of sensory activities for children of all ages on Wednesday, Oct. 3,
 
Willard resident finds the perfect fit at Circle K
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Cody Rettig does a little bit of everything at the Circle K in his hometown of Willard. For more than two years, he’s been stocking the shelves and coolers, cleaning, emptying the trash and anything else his boss asks of him. “He’s a really good worker and people love him. I’m impressed by the job he’s doing,” said
 
Voters with disabilities speak out at forum
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Election day is a month away. Wednesday night, Sanger Library hosted an event for one of the most important group of voters this November, those with disabilities. "People have to realize people with disabilities, they're normal just like everybody else,” said Shannon Risenburg of the Lucas County Board of Development Disabilities. Those with
 
Board awards grant for ‘real life’ classrooms in Cambridge schools
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD) recently awarded Cambridge City School District a mini grant of $22,237.67 to provide a multitude of sensory equipment to classrooms throughout the district as well life skills, smart shopping and home cooking curriculum and real-life math activities. The mini grants will also provide
 
Ball v. Kasich update: Guardian intervenors file new claims against state defendants, boards, DRO
Monday, October 1, 2018
On September 14, a group of parents and guardians representing people with developmental disabilities who reside in intermediate care facilities (ICFs) filed a motion in the ongoing Ball v. Kasich litigation asserting that other parties named in the lawsuit—including the state defendants, county boards of DD, and Disability Rights Ohio—have
 
Bill to fix 9- and 10-month PERS issue advances to Senate committee
Monday, October 1, 2018
On September 25, the Ohio Senate voted to refer HB 572—a bill that would address issues related to service credit accrual for 9- and 10-month non-teaching employees at county board of DD schools—to the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee. The committee is the bill's last stop before it can be considered on the Senate floor. OACB is
 
Provider quality and local oversight workgroup recommends new summary suspension language
Monday, October 1, 2018
The stakeholder workgroup created by last year's state budget bill and tasked with reviewing matters related to provider health and safety protocols and oversight responsibilities has issued its final recommendations to the Ohio General Assembly, including proposed statutory and rule language for the summary suspension of providers in high-risk cases. Click
 
County boards to take part in new workgroup on pre-voc habilitation payment rules and enforcement
Monday, October 1, 2018
Over the next several months, county boards will give input on how the State of Ohio should administer payment rules and regulations related to adult services, pre-vocational services, and vocational habilitation services as members of the newly-formed Payment in Adult Services Workgroup. The workgroup, which held its second meeting on September 27, will
 
November 1 application deadline set for school safety training grants
Monday, October 1, 2018
A recently-enacted House bill has made new grant funding available for county board of DD schools for school safety programs and training. Signed by Governor Kasich in August, HB 318 allocates $2,500 per school or $5.65 per student (whichever is greater) to all of Ohio’s public schools, charter schools, and school programs operated by county boards
 
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