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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
Bucyrus Elks donation improves lives of those with Cerebral Palsy
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board received a generous donation from the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 earlier this summer. These funds were designated to provide assistance to a child or an adult with cerebral palsy. CCBDD went to work to utilize these funds and enhance the lives of Tanner and Renee who were both born with CP. Back in
HOPE Services celebrating 50 years
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Sometimes all you need is some support and HOPE to excel and change lives. HOPE Services is celebrating its 50th year of seeing potential and inspiring opportunities in those with developmental disabilities. The agency will be having its 50th anniversary celebration from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11 at 135 E. Maumee Ave., Napoleon. There will be guest speakers,
Fighting for rights: Davis named Workplace Hero
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities has accomplished a lot over the past few years, the local Red Cross chapter believes, and a lot of those projects started while Kevin Davis has been at the helm. Davis' involvement as superintendent of ACBDD has earned him the Red Cross Hometown Heroes' Workplace Hero, which Is sponsored by the Ohio
Availability of ATCO building could mean move for elections board
Friday, September 28, 2018
The Athens County Board of Elections could be moving off of Court Street in Athens. County Commissioner Lenny Eliason mentioned the elections board as one of the planned uses of the building that now houses ATCO sheltered workshop at 21 Campbell St. Eliason met Tuesday with the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, which operates ATCO, to
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