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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 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
Greater Cincinnati health center acquired
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
An Evendale day health center for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, which had been poised to close, is continuing operations under a new company. Active Day took over the lease of the 2860 Cooper Road location of Constant Companions Evendale, which serves about 35 people. The day center has three employees as well as four birds,
Husky Lima Refinery donates $100K to area nonprofits
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Husky Lima Refinery donated a total of $100,000 to 10 Lima-area charities whose mission supports nonprofit work in the Lima community during the Golf Outing Dessert Reception and check presentation Wednesday at the Husky Lima Refinery. This year’s recipients were the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Big Brothers Big Sisters,
Teens learn leadership through service opportunities with Humane Society, Board of DD
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
School is back in session for the kids of Marion County and some local teens have started the school year with a broader perspective than they had before their summer began. The Marion Family YMCA holds a summer camp each year, but this year decided to do something a little different for teens. The Y’s youth development department wanted to create a
A renewed push for inclusiveness in Athens
Monday, September 3, 2018
A new partnership In the work to serve Individuals with disabilities has helped to launch a new office in Athens and a fund to help ensure ATCO clients have resources for years to come. The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities (ACBDD) and the Athens City Commission on Disabilities co-hosted the second annual Integrate Athens Forum Thursday
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