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Wheel, Walk, Run hosted by event originator one last time
Friday, June 15, 2018
The Lake County Board of Develop­mental Disabilities / Deep­wood's Broadmoor School, which serves students with developmental disabilities up to age 22, teamed up with Kirtland High School and Eastlake Middle School students to host its annual Wheel, Walk, Run event May 18. This event has almost a 30-year-long history of students joining together to
 
Police team up with Lake County Special Olympics for 32nd Torch Run
Friday, June 15, 2018
It’s the start of summer and time to take part in warm weather activities, such as cycling. One particular notable event is the Torch Run in Ohio which kicks off the Special Olympics Summer Games. Lake County Special Olympics athletes and coaches have teamed up with the Mentor Police and Surround Ohio Police Departments to escort the Special Olympics
 
Special Olympics athletes real winners at Cambridge Middle School
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Guernsey Eagles recently defeated the Badges, 66-42, in a fundraiser basketball game to generate funds for athletes participating in the Special Olympics Summer Games 2018 at The Ohio State University. The Badges consisted of players from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Guernsey County Board of
 
Local Board of Developmental Disabilities passes review
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities 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 Administrative Code.
 
Campaign designed to promote careers that help people
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
It’s an occupation that few people know about, yet it is one of the fastest growing and most rewarding careers in Ohio. The career is one of Direct Support Professional and it involves helping people with developmental disabilities accomplish their goals at home, on the job and everywhere else in the community. In an effort to locate interested,
 
SCBDD accreditation process starts
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Tuesday afternoon and heard Superintendent Lew Hurst say planning for the April 2019 accreditation process has begun. He believes the review will be tough due to the push for more community integration of individuals. He noted the board’s annual retreat Aug. 8 at the Seneca County Opportunity
 
Salem business recognized for hiring practices
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mark Siegal, center, owner of the Salem Giant Eagle, is presented with a plaque of appreciation for hiring individuals with developmental disabilities. Siegal’s experience with employees who have developmental disabilities is that they are “dependable, hard-working, and self-motivating,” as well as “customer-friendly, pleasant and
 
Man with disabilities to complete 2nd season of web show
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Kevin Tarter receives services from the Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He is an adult with Cerebral Palsy, but he is not defined by his disability. His passion is Superheroes, and he is getting ready to complete the second season of the web show he created in 2016 called, “DC Film Talk.” The season finale of DC Film Talk
 
OACB to close Online Training Center on December 31
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
In response to changing market trends and in order to better fulfill our members' professional development needs in the way they prefer, OACB has made the decision to close its Online Training Center effective December 31, 2018. When it was created, the Online Training Center provided unique value to members by offering opportunities for online
 
Moves will result in greater options for Ohio residents with developmental disabilities
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Open Door School in Ironton will move to the Tri-State Industries building in Coal Grove at the start of the 2019 school year, while adult services for the developmentally disabled in Lawrence County will move to two locations in the coming year. The Lawrence County Board of Developmental Disabilities runs several programs for about 500 county residents
 
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