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A little ‘Wonder’ comes to Coshocton
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Even before hearing Sam Drazin speak, seventh-grader David Conner McCabe of Coshocton Junior High School had the Vermont man sign a T-shirt. After hearing Drazin talk about the importance of kindness and the obstacles of life he had to overcome, McCabe was inspired to reach out to others who were maybe a little different from him. Drazin has been a
 
Wood Lane sets summer camp fees
Thursday, March 15, 2018
The Summer Day Camp at Wood Lane School will run five weeks this year and cost $300. The camp will be operated Mondays through Thursdays, June 18-July 19 (no camp July 4). Students again will be provided with bus transportation. The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities approved the rates last month. Lorraine Flick, director of Children's
 
Parents marvel at their children’s growth through Blanchard Valley School
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Blanchard Valley Center is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month under the theme “CommUNITY,” and leaders at Blanchard Valley School are focused on highlighting their students’ successes and involvement with the general population. The school’s partnership with local families often begins at birth, at the suggestion
 
Stump a voice for human rights
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
He's a voice for those who are developmentally disabled and his interesting past shaped his future to fight for each individual's right. In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March, The Logan Daily News spoke to Brian Stump, a father and grandfather, who wor1<s as a custodian at the post office in Logan. He also cuts grass in the
 
Troy cheerleaders mentor Special Olympics squad: ‘A dream to work with’
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The roar of the crowd gathered for the annual Spirit Night basketball game featuring Special Olympics players from Riverside Miami County grew louder as the Special Olympics cheerleaders took to the gym floor with some new friends. As introductions were made for the evening’s game of Special Olympics players versus staff, volunteers and family
 
Parent Mentor brings a unique perspective to the Board of DD
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Before accepting the position as the Parent Mentor for the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, Rachel Barnhart say she knew nothing about this project. She was recommended for the position by her son’s preschool teacher. “Once I found out what the Parent Mentor’s job was about, I was hooked,” said Rachel. That all came
 
Pickaway Co. Board of DD Board vacancy
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Pickaway County Probate Judge Jan Michael Long and Michael Pelcic, Superintendent of Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities have announced there will be a vacancy in membership to the Developmental Disabilities Board for the unexpired term that began January 2016. This is an appointment to be made by the Probate Judge. “The board is
 
SALT meeting to explore social security benefits
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities will continue its monthly School to Adult Life Transition (SALT) program 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Atrium Center, 121 Fairgrounds Road. The topic for the March SALT meeting is Social Security Benefits and Work Incentives. Theresa Busher from the Social Security Administration, and Jackie
 
Richland Newhope salutes coloring contest winners
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Seventeen Richland County students have been selected as winners of the 25th annual Richland County Third Grade Coloring Contest. The event is sponsored by Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities as part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. This year’s theme is "Celebrate CommUNITY." Richland County
 
Locals event highlights successes by people with developmental disabilities
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Working two jobs and finding independence has Michael Schatz feeling awesome about his life. He received the Individual Spotlight Award at a recently held luncheon by the Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities to commemorate DD Awareness Month. The event also included a performance by cheerleaders from Hopewell School, a question and answer
 
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