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Dragons win State championship
Monday, March 26, 2018
The Fayette County Dragons are State champions! The Dragons captured the Special Olympics Division II tournament title with a 59-38 win over the Darke County Dawgs Saturday, March 24 in Dover. The Dragons began the game on an 8-0 run. Darke County battled back by dominating the boards early, with the Dragons holding a 13-10 first quarter lead. “In
 
Broadmoor vs. area coaches basketball game: ‘Our favorite game of the year’
Sunday, March 25, 2018
One of Lake County’s most-anticipated basketball games isn’t played until after the conclusion of the state tournament. On March 26 at Mentor High School, the Broadmoor Bobcats square off against coaches from area schools. The Bobcats are coached by Ann Vespa, a physical education teacher at the Broadmoor campus. “This is our favorite
 
Area athletes help raise disabilities awareness
Sunday, March 25, 2018
There was a basketball game at Alex Kish Memorial Gymnasium Friday evening. The game included layups, 3-point shots and even dunks, like the hundreds of games that have been played there over the years. But this game was very different from those other games. This one consisted of a blend of players from the six high schools in Crawford County and the
 
Disabilities board seeks to reduce time spent on service waiting lists
Saturday, March 24, 2018
The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is taking steps to reduce the number of people on waiting lists for its services. There are 532 individuals with developmental disabilities currently on waiver waiting lists in Wood County -- 49,000 statewide. Enrollment in home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers continues to increase
 
Everyone can contribute—Developmental disabilities shouldn't be a barrier
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Sometimes, for those with developmental disabilities, living within a structured living environment provides the best level of care. But sometimes, those with physical, mental or behavioral health needs can live — and thrive — in a more independent setting, according to Heidi L. Hull, director of community services for the Williams County Board
 
Bears vs. area celebrities Wednesday in benefit basketball game
Saturday, March 24, 2018
The Huron County Bears, the Special Olympics basketball team supported by the Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities, will meet again at Norwalk High School’s main gym with area law enforcement, service and business professionals at 6 p.m. Wednesday to benefit the Salvation Army of Norwalk. The event will wrap up the celebration of
 
Coshocton DD board member appointed to OACB Board of Trustees
Friday, March 23, 2018
Shikara Robbins A member of the Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Coshocton DD) has become the first person with a developmental disability to also serve as a trustee of the Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB), a statewide advocacy and trade group. Coshocton resident Shikara Robbins receives supports from Coshocton DD and has
 
Disabilities board moving final clients to private care
Friday, March 23, 2018
The final step was made this week to transition the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BDD) out of direct care services, a move required by the state. The BDD has been working on the transition since 2015 and on Wednesday of this week a final date was set for May 25 for the EDI-central facility outside of Lisbon to be operated by a
 
Moser appointed to developmental disabilities board
Friday, March 23, 2018
On March 15, David Moser was officially sworn in as a board member of the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Appointed by the Delaware County Commissioners, Moser filled the seat previously held by Jeffrey Wallace and will finish out the remaining time of Wallace’s term. “Mr. Moser was extremely impressive in his interview.
 
Deepwood Industries recognizes longtime employees with disabilities
Friday, March 23, 2018
John Hamm noticed something was incomplete when longtime staff members with Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood were being honored weeks ago. His correct, if abrupt, assessment posed a simple question: “What about us?” Hamm knew that he and many other Deepwood Industries employees had worked in many capacities for the
 
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