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Goodwill Easter Seals debuts facility
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, in partnership with Riverside Developmental Disabilities of Miami County, has debuted its brand-new facility. The Adult Day Support facility, located in the Stouder Center, at 1100 Wayne St., Suite 1500, for persons with developmental disabilities was dedicated with a commemorative open house and ribbon cutting on
 
Community invited to Blue Spectrum event
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. You may be aware of the Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Perhaps you have seen individuals we serve volunteering with OHgo at the mobile food pantry, or maybe you have stopped out for a slice of pizza at Chet and Matt’s Pizza for our monthly game night. Many families are familiar
 
WCBDD hosts events this month to celebrate commUNITY
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities began its celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with a trip to the Ohio Statehouse on March 7. There, members of People First of Wood County and Special Olympics Leadership Academy graduates heard from self-advocates across the state and visited with their legislators and their aides.
 
Sensory deprivation helps Reynoldsburg students understand disabilities
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
As part of hands-on lessons in conjunction with Disability Awareness Month, 6th graders from Reynoldsburg City Schools STEM Middle at Baldwin Road students kicked off their study on disabilities by experiencing what it can be like to play sports with a disability. Can you imagine being without some of your senses like sight, hearing or touch? That is what
 
Valley veterans honored at Struthers luncheon
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It doesn't have to be Veteran's day to honor the valley's bravest. Hundreds of local veterans were treated to lunch Tuesday compliments of the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities. It was a day to bring people together and thank them for all they have done for our country. "It's a way for our board to say thanks to the veterans of the
 
Wellness and Health Fair to be held at Carleton
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
As part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Meigs County Board of Developmental Disabilities will host a Wellness and Health Fair on Thursday. The event, which will follow the theme for the month of “Making Lives Better Together,” will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Carleton School gymnasium. The goal of the event,
 
Special donation (photo)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Commander “Chop” Whitelow, right, of London’s American Legion Post No. 105 recently presented a donation check to Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Susan Thompson. The contribution will assist in sending athletes to participate in the Special Olympics USA Games, to be held in Seattle, Wash. in July.
 
Dhume recognized for Lifetime Achievement
Monday, March 19, 2018
Over his many years as a Madison County Commissioner, David Dhume has been an ally to Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD). On Thursday, March 15, Dhume’s decades of advocacy was recognized as he was awarded the prestigious Dorothy Allison Lifetime Achievement Award. Named after Madison County Board of DD’s founder, that
 
DD simulation
Monday, March 19, 2018
High school students from throughout Jefferson County came to the School of Bright Promise on Friday to participate in the annual simulation day, in which students participated in exercises to learn the difficulties of performing tasks with a physical disability. The Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities is celebrating Developmental
 
Teenís legacy lives on through heartfelt mission
Monday, March 19, 2018
The family of an autistic teenager who drowned in a neighbor’s pond last month is donating money to a cause they hope will ensure no area family goes through a similar heartache. Sammy Rowold was a 13-year-old nonverbal, low-functioning autistic child with an affinity for water. He went missing from his Ada home the afternoon of Feb. 23 and, after a
 
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