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Lease terms set for Marwood DD building
Saturday, September 1, 2018
William Whitacre, Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities superintendent, said Thursday the board has finalized lease terms allowing the private nonprofit MASCO Inc. to operate the board’s Meshel Workshop for adults along Marwood Circle in Boardman. Mahoning County commissioners approved the agreement during a Thursday morning meeting at
Scioto Downs partners with PCBDD on internship program
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Eldorado Scioto Downs has partnered with The Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Project SEARCH, a transition program for adults in Pickaway County, to help those with developmental disabilities gain the skills they need to find employment and independence. Project SEARCH is a six-month long business-led work program that takes place
Local families learn the ups and downs of taking a flight
Friday, August 31, 2018
On Aug. 11, local families gathered at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for their chance to practice flying on a plane. The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, in collaboration with United Airlines, hosted "Take Flight!" an event that helped more than 119 people who have disabilities and their family members experience all the steps
The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities is looking to hire
Friday, August 31, 2018
People at the Canfield Fair looking for jobs had a chance to find out more on Friday. A local company was holding a job fair at the fair. The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities is looking to hire a Direct Service Professional. There are 60 openings. The service professionals would work with people who have disabilities. They were passing
JCBDD forms two new partnerships
Friday, August 31, 2018
Programs and partnerships are being developed through the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities to strengthen families and benefit special needs students upon graduation, according to officials. Cookie West, employment navigator and community facilitator for JCBDD, said two new partnerships have been formed to better serve people with
Cedar Ridge, Developmental Disabilities Board partner in new program
Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities has partnered with Cedar Ridge Behavioral Health Solutions for a new program, K.E.Y.S. K.E.Y.S. (Knowledge, Education, Youth, Success), is a two week program, split into two sessions for age groups 16-17 and 18-22. The program began this July, beginning what Employment Navigator Jennifer Oakley hopes
Metzenbaum Center continues mission
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Don Rice, superintendent of Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center, has been visiting villages and township meetings recently to update officials on changes at the center overseen by the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “Change is constant,” he said. He visits communities throughout the county once a year to keep them apprised of
'Wing Eating Spectacle' to raise funds for Special Olympics
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the second-annul Pickaway County Wing Eating Spectacle will be held in an effort to raise funds for the Special Olympics. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Roosters, located at 23865 U.S. 23, in Circleville. According to Heather Foll, of the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the competition is open
Developmental Disabilities hiring 60 positions, interviews at Canfield Fair
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Recruiters for Developmental Disabilities will be at the Canfield Fair this weekend looking to fill dozens of job openings. The Director of DSP Ohio will be in the Medical Building at the Canfield Fair on Friday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities says there are currently 60 openings for DSPs with just one
County 6th in Ohio in DD employment services
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Mercer County Cheryl Ann Board of Developmental Disabilities members on Monday learned the county ranks sixth in the state in integrated employment services. Of Cheryl Ann's adult clients, 52.53 percent are employed in Mercer County and receiving a paycheck. Ohio's state average is 29 percent. Superintendent Shawn Thieman said Mercer County has been
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