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Mercy Health treatment program aids with coping
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
For the past seven years the Patient Treatment Intervention Team at Mercy Health-St.Rita’s Medical Center has helped patients like Serena Coulter reduce emergency room visits and get connected to beneficial recovery resources, according to Susan Hawk, Treatment Intervention Team facilitator. Coulter, 35, has struggled with several conditions such as
 
MarionMade: Marion County Special Olympics
Monday, September 17, 2018
Courage, joy, friendship, and competition are the hallmarks of Special Olympics. Locally, the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities sponsors teams and more than 100 athletes of varying ability levels in eight sports, all of which play as the Marion Hawks. “The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and
 
CCBDD opens medical skill center for certifications
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Employees of schools, workshops and residential facilities who provide healthcare to individuals with disabilities must maintain certifications in medical skills such as first aid, CPR and dispensing medications. Many also are required to complete classes on medical skills such as dealing with blood-borne pathogens and medical-legal issues including client
 
Departing workers recognized
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Tuesday afternoon at The Family Learning Center. Superintendent Lew Hurst recognized Jennine Kramer on the occasion of her retirement after serving the facility for 31 years as a job coach, teacher and training aides. “I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for our students,”
 
Perry DD Board welcomes new early intervention coordinator
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities Children's Program welcomed Trista Sicilian as its Early Intervention Service Coordinator (EISC). Sicilian fills the EISC position, succeeding Connie Montgomery who retired following 20 years of employment with the Board. Sicilian is a Perry County native and graduated from Miller High School in 2002. She
 
Participants have a blast at fair's Animal and Me event
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
A dozen people with special needs teamed up with another dozen 4-H’ers to have a great time with animals Tuesday evening at the Williams County Fair. It was the second year for the Animal and Me program, which partners people in the community with special needs with 4-H’ers to show an animal in a showmanship-style competition. The number
 
Transportation privatized recently at Jeffco Services
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Transportation for special needs adults now is privatized, and Jeffco Services is offering it to those in need. Since Aug. 27, the service transitioned from under the umbrella of the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities to Jeffco as part of the ongoing plan to meet federal mandates for privatization, according to officials. Five passenger
 
Team Mary 5K Race at Gem Beach on Sept. 9
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The Team Mary 5k, the fifth annual race to fund the Arc Summer Camp for Ottawa County children with developmental disabilities, will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at Gem Beach in Catawba Island. Cost to pre-register is $25, which includes a race T-shirt. For information, email TeamMary5k@gmail.com or visit the Team Mary Facebook page. Sponsorship opportunities
 
Human traffickers target victims with disabilities
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Individuals with developmental disabilities may be at an increased risk of being targeted by human traffickers, according to two experts on the subject. At HOPE Services Friday, Steve Mentrek of Bittersweet Farms and Patricia Stephens of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities gave a presentation about human trafficking, with an added focus on
 
TCBDD creates Dedication Wall
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently created a Dedication Wall as an outlet for self-expression and to commemorate its adult services transportation department. The Dedication Wall was an idea based off a project completed by the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership called “Better Block.” The idea was expanded to make
 
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